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Full text of "Catalogue of rare objects in brass, leathers, and wood illustrating the art of old Japan to be sold at unrestricted public sale by order of Mr. Bunkio Matsuki"









LIBRARY OF THE 

John G. Johnson Collection 

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA 











iN 



CATALOGUE 



OF 



RARE OBJECTS 



IN 



BRASS, LEATHERS, AND WOOD 

ILLUSTRATING THE 

ART OF OLD JAPAN 

TO BE SOLD AT UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SALE 

BY ORDER OF 

MR. BUNKIO MATSUKI 



THE SALE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THOMAS E. KIRBY OF 

THE AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, Managers 

NEW YORK 
1903 



Copyright, 1903, by 

THE AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION 

New York 



[All rights reserved] 




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CONDITIONS OF SALE 



1. The highest Bidder to be the Buyer, and if any dispute arise 
between two or more Bidders, the Lot so in dispute shall be im- 
mediately put up again and re-sold. 

2. The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid which is 
merely a nominal or fractional advance, and therefore, in his 
judgment, likely to affect the Sale injuriously. 

3. The Purchasers to give their names and addresses, and to 
pug down a cash deposit, or the whole of the Purchase-money, if 
required, in default of which the Lot or Lots so purchased to be 
immediately put up again and re-sold. 

4. The Lots to be taken away at the Buyer's Expense and Risk 
upon the conclusion of the Sale, and the remainder of the 
Purchase-money to be absolutely paid, or otherwise settled for 
to the satisfaction of the Auctioneer, on or before delivery; in 
default of ivhich the undersigned will not hold themselves respon- 
sible if the Lots be lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed, but they 
will be left at the sole risk of the Purchaser. 

5. While the undersigned will not hold themselves responsible 
for the correctness of the description, genuineness, or authen- 
ticity of, or any fault or defect in, any Lot, and make no War- 
ranty whatever, they will, upon receiving previous to date of 
Sale trustworthy expert opinion in writing that any Painting 
or other Work of Art is not what it is represented to be, use 
every effort on their part to furnish proof to the contrary; fail- 
ing in which, the object or objects in question will be sold 
subject to the declaration of the aforesaid expert, he being 
liable to the Owner or Owners thereof, for damage or injury 
occasioned thereby. 

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6. To prevent inaccuracy in delivery, and inconvenience in the 
settlement of the Purchases, no Lot can, on any account, be re- 
moved during the Sale. 

7. Upon failure to comply with the above conditions, the money 
deposited in part payment shall be forfeited; all Lots uncleared 
within one day from conclusion of Sale shall be re-sold by public 
or private sale, without further notice, and the deficiency (if any) 
attending such re-sale shall be made good by the defaulter at 
this Sale, together with all charges attending the same. This Con- 
dition is without prejudice to the right of the Auctioneer to en- 
force the contract made at this Sale, without such re-sale, if he 
thinks fit. 

The AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, Managers 
Thomas E. Kirby, Auctioneer 



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PREFATORY NOTES 

Collectors and connoisseurs are only too well aware that 
it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure really fine 
examples of the arts of old Japan. In certain kinds the 
original source of supply may be said to be exhausted. 
But in Japan, as elsewhere, religious art, when at its best, 
was unquestionably the greatest art ; and because of its 
religious character, and for other reasons, hardly any of 
this has heretofore reached us. Peculiar circumstances, 
which will be explained farther on, have, however, enabled 
the enterprising and enlightened owner of the present col- 
lection to bring together examples of Buddhist art of the 
best periods, in number sufficient to afford a fair general 
view of its history and development in Japan. 

Buddhist Art. — Buddhism had already existed for some 
twelve centuries as an organized religion before it reached 
Japan by way of China and Corea. It had become divided 
into several sects, had produced a voluminous literature and 
a system of artistic symbolism as complete as that of By- 
zantine Christianity. This symbolic art seems to have 
originated in India while that country was still under the 
influence of the Greek art of the Alexandrine period. The 
classic imprint, though greatly modified by native Hindoo 
and Chinese ideas, is still strongly evident in the oldest 
Buddhist works preserved in Japanese temples and palaces. 
Painted in gold lacquer or inlaid in mother-of-pearl, 

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Hindoo karyobinga (birds with woman's heads) still show 
their affinity with the sirens and harpies of Greek vase 
paintings. The apsaras (angels) floating in air, and the 
Buddha giving himself as food to the famished tiger on 
the ancient tabernacle of Horiuji * have the elongated 
proportions and the graceful lines of Hellenistic sculp- 
ture. The general ordo?mance of the oldest Buddhist 
paintings is much like that to which we are accustomed 
in late Greek work, though the Chinese element mani- 
fests itself plainly in curiously contorted rock strata and 
many other touches of an idealism alien to the Greek. 

KaneoTca. — The three panels by Kaneoka Kose in the 
present collection — from the door of another Buddhist 
tabernacle — still show the lasting influence of the Greek 
style, though later than the tabernacle of Horiuji by three 
hundred years. In the meantime the capital had been 
moved from Nara to Kioto, and Buddhism had become, in 
a sort, the established religion, having almost absorbed 
the native Shinto cult. \ The esoteric doctrines introduced 
from China by the great preacher, Kobo Daishi, had 
taken root and demanded a new symbolic expression. 
In technique, also, there had been very considerable 
changes. The old elegance of line is preserved in this 
Kaneoka triptych, but coupled with a new feeling for life ; 
the attitudes are still graceful as in the Kwannon, or 
majestic as in the Amida, but are more expressive ; the 

* Probably the oldest existing painted monument in the Far East. 
It is of Corean origin. See " Histoire de Tart du Japon, ouvrage pub- 
lie par le Commission Imperiale du Japon a l'Exposition universelle 
de Paris, 1900," p. 40. 

f Shinto may be roughly defined as a worship of ancestral spirits. 

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coloring is much more varied, the ornamentation of the 
drapery and other accessories more sumptuous and elabo- 
rate. A purely Japanese spirit had begun to assert it- 
self, and the artists were often laymen, or, when devoted 
to religion, they exercised secular professions as well. 
Kobo Daishi, himself, laid out gardens and painted por- 
traits; and Kaneoka, one of the most versatile artists of 
Japan, was noted for his pictures of horses, landscapes and 
flowers quite as much as for his religious paintings. The 
legend tells of a horse painted by him escaping at night to 
browse upon the neighboring rice-fields, until, having been 
detected by some farmer, who observed the mud clinging 
to his hoofs, he was restrained by a halter. The story may 
be taken as evidence of the degree of realism to which he 
had attained in profane subjects, yet the religious paint- 
ings attributed to him have much of the ideal grandeur 
and suavity of a Cimabue or a Duccio. The nearly con- 
temporary mosaics of St. Praxede are not to be compared, 
as art, with Kaneoka's work. 

Takuma. — Kaneoka died a.d. 931. Of his followers, 
known as the Kose school, though they seem to have hung 
close to the skirts of the Chinese painters of the Tang and 
Sung dynasties, Takuma Tamenari (who flourished circa 
a.d. 1050) showed so much originality that he is ranked 
as the head of a school of his own. Japanese Buddhism 
had in his time entered upon a new phase. The austere 
practice and the mystic doctrine of Kobo Daishi were 
abandoned, and the popular and influential preachers were 
those who showed most indulgence to mundane foibles, 
and who could describe most eloquently the jewelled 
beauties of the fabled paradise of Mount Meru. Taku- 

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ma's most noted work is the painting of the nine cycles of 
paradise, in the Phoenix Hall of the Biodo-in of Uji. The 
broadening of the line in the four Takuma panels, when 
compared with the knife-like sharpness and regularity of 
the line in the Kaneoka triptych, is to be noticed. It is 
the first step in a progressive thickening and shading of 
the line, which reached its height in the graphic draughts- 
manship of the later Kano school, and which led finally 
to painting in values without the use of the line. 

Kano EitoTcu. — The designer of some of the finest carv- 
ings in the collection was one of the most celebrated 
painters of the school of Kano, whose practice was founded 
in the main upon that of the Chinese painters of the Sung 
and Yuen. Kano Eitoku rose to prominence under that 
strangest genius in the history of Japan, the stable boy 
who became ruler of his native land, conqueror of Corea, 
and whose dream it was to plant a Japanese dynasty upon 
the throne of China. The carvings in question are from 
Hideyoshr's pleasure palace of Momoyama. Eitoku's pupil, 
Kano Sanraku, is believed to have shared with him in the 
work of decoration. 

Eitoku was noted for the grand scale of his paintings. He 
rejoiced in painting hermits and heroes, large as life, un- 
der plum trees or pine trees of corresponding height. 
These he dashed off with a brush of straw dipped in a 
bucket of India ink. The breadth and vigor of the carv- 
ings from Momoyama show that in their execution he was 
seconded by a carver worthy to be associated with him. 

Jinguro. — They are, in fact, among the best works of 
Jinguro, second of his race, and first among the famous 
carvers of Japan. He is said to have belonged to the 

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Tategawa family of temple builders, of which Mr. Matsuki 
is a descendant. 

Work in Metals. — The period which we have cursorily 
reviewed was that in which Buddhist art was at its best. 
The painted remains, as should be expected, are much less 
numerous than those in bronze and other metals. The 
colossal Buddhas and Kwannons will never leave Japan, 
but Mr. Matsuki has been happy in obtaining many inter- 
esting temple ornaments in bronze or gold-surfaced brass 
which may give some idea of the w T ork in metals of this 
period. The graceful little Buddha from Thibet is not 
unworthy to represent in a small way the colossi of Kara 
and Kamakura. 

Though much that is of the greatest interest has since 
been produced, Buddhist art has never regained its ancient 
supremacy. From the earliest times there had flourished 
along with it one or more schools of painters, enlumineurs, 
caricaturists, who devoted their talents to the illustration 
of romances (monogatari), to the illumination of the sacred 
rolls, or to humorous and satirical drawings in which frogs 
and mice and foxes mimicked the doings of the court and 
of the bonzes. This was the secular and native side of 
old Japanese art. From it has come much of what is 
most characteristic in the minor arts of more recent 
times. The deftness of touch, the happy blending of gold 
and colors, the delicate or humorous observation shown in 
many of the motifs on the Himeji leathers of this collec- 
tion may be said to be an inheritance from the noble but 
fun-loving and color-loving miniaturists of the Tosa and 
Yamato schools. Still, in this little known art of leather 
w r e find many Buddhist motifs, and, for a time it was 

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greatly influenced by the leather work of Europe. The 
envoys sent by some of the Southern nobles to Pope Gre- 
gory XIII. brought back, among other presents, pieces of 
Venetian stamped leather, some of which may, perhaps, 
be found in the present collection. Later, the privileged 
Dutch traders brought in many specimens of their work, 
which were used, like the softer and less elaborately deco- 
rated native leathers for linings of helmets and cuirasses, 
for coverings of boxes, pouches, and other objects. These 
had, for a time, a marked effect on the native manufacture. 

It remains to say that Mr. Matsuke, as descendant of 
famous architects and temple builders, has had opportuni- 
ties as a collector which could occur to no other man. 
His maternal grandfather, Bansai Tategawa, to whom was 
entrusted the restoration of several ancient Shinto and 
Buddhist shrines, became in this way the owner of the 
carved and painted decorations removed from the crumbling 
structures. These formed the basis of his collection. 

At the time of the Imperial Eestoration, about thirty-five 
years ago, an attempt was made to forcibly separate the 
Shinto and Buddhist cults, which, in many cases, had for 
ages shared the same temples. Artistic relics of great age 
and value were swept out of the "purified " Shinto shrines. 
About the same time the abolition of the feudal system led 
to the dismantling of many castles of the daimio, and their 
marvels of decorative art were added to the already rich 
Tategawa collection, while others fell into the hands of 
people of taste, who, also, were anxious to save them from 
destruction. It was in following up these last that Mr. 
Matsuke came upon the interesting specimens of old leather 

work, of which he has had practically the first choice. 

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CATALOGUE 

FIRST AFTERNOON'S SALE 

Thursday, February 12th, 
AT THE AMEKICAN AKT GALLEEIES 

BEGINNING PROMPTLY AT 2.30 O'CLOCK 

1 Five Specimens of Adzukigawa, or Bean Leather. 

Eich brown tone. Plum design in stencil. 

29 inches by 21 inches. 

2 Four Specimens of Adzukigawa Leathers. 

Light brown tone. Conventional chrysan- 
themum in stencil. 

32 inches by 23 inches. 

3 Three Specimens of Adzukigawa Leathers. 

Brown tone. Stencilled with design of sword 
guards on which Japanese letters are written. 

26 inches by 22 inches. 

4 Two Specimens of Adzukigawa Leathers. 

Chocolate tone. Stencilled in floral design. 

28 inches by 23 inches. 
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5 Two Specimens of Adzukigawa Leathers. 

Rich brown tone. Plum design in stencil. 

26 inches by 22 inches. 

6 Specimen of Adzukigawa Leather. 

Rich chocolate tone. Chrysanthemum design. 

27 inches by 23 inches. 

7 Adzukigawa Leather. 

Dark orange tone. Chrysanthemum design. 

26 inches by 26 inches. 

8 Adzukigawa Leather. 

Rich brown tone. Plum design. 

27 inches by 26 inches. 

9 Four Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Characters meaning " happiness and longev- 
ity " stencilled in black on rich orange-yellow 

ground. 

33 inches by 30 inches. 

10 Three Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Conventional floral Karakusa design. Dark 

blue color. 

29 inches by 22 inches. 

11 Six Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Design of sacred jewels floating on water. 

Rich brown tone. 

31 inches by 23 inches. 

12 Three Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Conventional cherry blossom design. Dark 

brown tone. 

29 inches by 24 inches. 

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13 Two Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Conventional cherry-blossom design. Dark 
gray tone. 

30 inches by 25 inches. 

14 Three Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Satsuma crests design. Eich orange back- 
ground. 

3? inches by 33 inches. 

15 Three Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Conventional peony design. Eich brown 
background. 

30 inches by 23 inches. 

16 Five Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Daisy design. Eich brown background. 

31 inches by 22 inches. 

17 Four Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Assorted. With various designs and shades. 
Eare examples. 

18 Four Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Assorted. With various rare patterns and 
shades. 

19 Four Specimens of Komonkawa Leathers. 

Assorted. With various rare patterns and 
shades. 

20 Seven Specimens of Shunagawa, or Striped Leathers. 

Eich seal brown, fine buff and various other 
shades. 

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21 Sarasa Leather. 

Flying howo birds in cream color on warm 
gray ground. 

27 inches by 24 inches. 

22 Sarasa Leather. 

Design, fallen cherry flowers. Delicate white 
and steel-gray color. 

26 inches by 23 inches. 

23 Sarasa Leather. 

Conventional dragon in lattice work. 

24 inches by 22 inches. 

24 Small Sarasa Leather. 

Keed and duck design on dark green back- 
ground . 

22 inches by 17 inches. 

25 Sarasa Leather. 

Conventional Karakusa design in light choc- 
olate color. Date, 1860. 

283^ inches by 8 inches. 

26 Sarasa Leather. 

Dragon and cloud design in low tints of bluish 
gray and faint purple. 

26 inches by 20 inches. 

27 Sarasa Leather. 

Fallen cherrv flowers in white on dull purple 

background. 

24 inches by 22 inches. 



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28 Two Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Conventional floral design, dull gray and red 



on buff ground. 



28 inches by 23 inches. 
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29 Two Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Howo and Karakusa design in rich brown. 

28 inches by 24 inches. 

30 Tempei Leather. 

Lion and peony design in various delicate 
brown tints. 

26M inches by 22 inches. 

31 Sarasa Leather. 

Shippo lattice pattern in blue and rich 
brown. 

31 inches by 16 % inches. 

32 Sarasa Leather. 

Design of dragons and sacred swords sten- 
cilled in red and blue on dark yellow ground. 

54 inches bv 51 inches. 



33 Pair of Old Japanese Leather Panels. 

Storm dragon in black and gold lacquer. 
Date, circa a.d. 1700. 

Each, 11 inches bv 7K inches. 



34 Old Japanese Grained Leather Panel. 

Lotus leaves and asters in dark red lacquer. 

123^ inches by 8 inches. 

35 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Scattered flowers and fruits on ground of gold 
lacquer. Date, circa a.d. 1650. 

12 %, inches by 8% inches. 
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36 Two^Old Japanese Lacquer Panels. 

Mushikawa (insect leather) design. Dragon- 
flies, and butterflies, embossed in high relief in 
gold and colors. An early specimen of this 
style. Date, circa a.d. 1700. 

Each, 8 inches by 9 inches. 

37 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Kara-ko, or " Chinese baby w pattern. Date, 
circa a.d. 1750. 

11)^ inches by 7 inches. 

38 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Design of leaping carp on a greenish ground. 

12 inches by 7% inches. 

39 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Replica of 38. Ecru ground. 

11 inches by 7 inches. 

40 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Design of grapes, lilies, etc., showing Eu- 
ropean influence. An early specimen of the 
Himeji school. Date, circa a.d. 1550. 

13 inches by 9% inches. 

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41 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Dragon design in fine black and gold lacquer. 
An early specimen of Himeji work. Date, 
circa a.d. 1700. 

12 inches by 8 inches. 

42 Two Old Japanese Leather Panels. 

Design of flying storks on black lacquer. 

Each, 6% inches by 11 inches. 

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43 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Design of leaping carp and waterfalls, finely 
embossed, in brownish leather. 

10%, inches by 4^ inches. 

44 Two Old Japanese Leather Panels. 

Bearing the Tomoye crest in gold on red 
ground. Part of the caparison of a war-horse. 

Each, 10 inches by 6% inches. 

45 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Turtles in running stream, in black and gold 
lacquer. 

123^ inches by 9 inches. 

46 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Cucumber vine embossed in colors on black 
ground. 

103^ inches by 6 inches. 

47 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Flying birds embossed and partly gilt on 
black ground. 

12 }£ inches by 9 inches. 

48 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Autumn flowers and insects embossed in 
colors on black ground. 

11 inches by 6% inches. 

49 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Morning glories and other flowers embossed 
in gold and colors on grained leather. 

12 inches by 8% inches. 
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50 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Lily embossed in colors on pale ecru ground. 
Date, circa a.d. 1850. 

10 inches by 6% inches. 

51 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Poppy embossed in natural colors on pale 
buff lacquered leather. Date, circa a.d. 1850. 

10 inches by 6 inches. *j 

52 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Tennin, or Buddhist angel, on white grained 
leather. Date, circa a.d. 1850. 

10 inches by 6 inches. 

53 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Howo, or bird of paradise, on white grained 
leather. Date, circa a.d. 1850. 

10 inches by 6 inches. 

54 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Gourd on pale buff ground. Date, circa 
a.d. 1850. 

10 inches by 6 inches. 

55 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Arrowhead plant in stream, on buff ground. 
Date, circa a.d. 1850. 

10 inches by 6 inches. 

56 Old Japanese Leather Panel. 

Embossed, gilt and painted with various 
medallions and other designs. 
Greatest measurements, 17 inches by 22 inches. 

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ANTIQUE OBJECTS IN BRASS AND BRONZE 

57 Twelve-sided Pierced Brass Lantern. 

The decoration is of kiri crests and floral 
scrolls, with cloud forms and pendants in 
metal at top. 

Height, 15 }£ inches. 

58 Old Brass Lantern. 

Square shrine form. Side panels are beauti- 
fully pierced with floral design. 

Height, 21 inches ; width, 14 inches. 

59 Old Brass Lantern. 

Gold-surfaced brass, in globe shape. Frames 
pierced with shippo pattern. 

Height, 13 inches. 

60 Pair of Old Brass Lanterns. 

Used to hang in temple porch. 

Height, 10 % inches. 

61 Pair of Old Temple Lanterns. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Bare example. Date, 
circa 1650. 

Height. 13^ inches. 

62 Old Brass Temple-gate Lantern. 

Height, 7J£ inches. 

63 Pair of Temple Hanging Lanterns. 

Polished brass, the panels perforated in a 
Karakusa design. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 13 inches. 
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64 Pair of Temple Hanging Lanterns. 

Hexagonal form, with perforated panels. 
Eighteenth century. 

Height, 10 inches. 

65 Temple-gate Hanging Lantern. 

Gold -surfaced brass. Unique hexagonal form. 

Eighteenth century. 

Height 13 inches. 

66 Old Palace Hibachi with Cover. 

Brass. Ornamented with a conventional 
cloud design in relief, and chased. 

Height, 8% inches. 

67 Old Palace Hibachi. 

Brass. With a decoration of panels bearing 
kirin in relief, and chased. 

Height, 9 inches. 

68 Pair of Old Hibachi. 

Brass. Pale yellow color. Fukuro, or " bag 9> 

form. A rare example. 

Height, 8 inches. 

69 Old Palace Hibachi. 

Brass. Deeply chased with a conventional 

peony pattern. It has two hanging handles of 

trilobed pattern. 

Height, 9% inches. 

70 Old Brass Hibachi. 

In sentoku color. Lion-head handles, peony 
design border. 

Height, 8 inches ; diameter, 10 % inches. 

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71 Old Brass Hibachi. 

Made from ancient gong. Fine yellow tone. 

Height, 10 inches ; diameter, 13 inches. 

72 Ancient Nara Bronze Figure. 

A standing Buddhist priest. Eighth century. 

Height, 8 inches. 

73 Ancient Nara Bronze Figure. 

Eepresenting Buddhist priest at prayer. 
Eighth century. 

Height, 8K inches. 

74 Polished Brass Vase. 

Chinese form. Floral design chased on sur- 
face. Made by Kamakichi, of Ise. Date, 1800. 

Height, 14 inches. 

75 Circular Gong. 

Decorated with a dragon in repousse, and 
colored ivory white and red. Date, circa a.d. 
1650. 

Diameter, 29 inches. 

76 Pair of Old Brass Temple Lanterns. 

Fire globe has pierced Karakusa design. Six 
bells hang from the roof. 

Height, 50 inches. 

77 Large Temple Vase. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Howo and dragon 
design wrought in very high relief. Eich gold 
tone. Seventeenth century. 

Height, 17% inches. 

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78 Four Temple Vases. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Chased design of lotus. 
Bare examples. Sixteenth century. 

Height, §% inches. 

79 Pair of Keman. (Pendant temple-ornaments of metal 

imitating a woman's coiffure of ribbons and flowers, 
formerly offered in India as ex votos.) 

Gold-surfaced brass of particularly rich tone. 

Lotus design. Pendant ornaments of metal. 

Date, circa 1500. 

Length, 23 inches. 

80 Old Keman. 

Made from three kemans of colored bronze, 
interchained with beads and brass ornaments. 
Height, 30 inches ; width, 5% inches. 

81 Pair of Keman. 

Eed bronze tone. Lotus design. Pendant 
ornament of beads. Date, 1650. 

Length, 28 inches. 

82 Pair of Keman. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Lotus design. Pen- 
dant ornament of metal. Date, 1741. 

Length, 26 inches. 

83 Keman. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Lotus design in pierced 

work. Pendant ornament of elaborately 

pierced metal. 1650. 

Length, 20 inches. 

84 Old Brass Candlestick. 

Temple column form. 

Height, 18 inches. 

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85 Old Temple Candlestick. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Lotus-leaf design. 

Height, 11}4 inches. 

86 Temple Bronze Candlestick. 

In the form of lotus plant. 

Height, 10 inches. 

87 Temple Candlestick of Brass. 

In the form of a stork mounted upon a tor- 
toise, and bearing a branch of lotus in his beak. 

Height, 16 inches. 

88 Temple Candlestick of Brass. 

In the form of a stork on a tortoise. Fifteenth 

century. 

Height, 18 inches. 

89 Pair of Old Metal Candlesticks. 

Chased with floral design. 

Height, 10}4 inches. 

90 Pair of Old Brass Candlesticks. 

Curious floral form. 

Height, 11 inches. 

91 Folding Brass Candlestick. 

Gold surface. Used in travel in olden times. 

Height, 15 inches. 

92 Temple Candlestick. 

Brass. Stork and turtle design. Sixteenth 

century. 

Height, 13 inches. 

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93 Temple Brass Candlestick, 

Stork and turtle design. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 15 inches. 

94 Pair Palace Hanging Lanterns. 

Gilded bronze. Globe shape, with perfora- 
tion of floral designs. 

Height, 11 inches. 

95 Finial of a Shrine. 

Form of a howo bird holding a string of 
metal ornaments in his beak. His wings are 
spread, and his tail feathers curved upward. 
Date, circa a.d. 1650. 

Height, 19 inches. 

96 Buddhist Shrine. 

Gold -surfaced brass. Has an elaborately 
chased lotus stand. Seventeenth century. 

Height, 15 inches. 

97 Large Temple-gate Lantern. 

Gold-surfaced brass. In the form of kiriko. 
Eight-sided. The panels are perforated in a 
Karakusa design. 

Height, 28 inches ; width 29 }4 inches. 

98 Large Temple-gate Lantern. 

Of gold-surfaced brass. Unique hexagonal 
form. Perforated panels. 

Height, 21 inches ; width, 29 inches. 

99 Pair of Ornaments. 

In the shape of a chrysanthemum crest, in 
polished brass repousse. 

Diameter, 28 inches. 

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100 Old Brass Temple Frame. 

A warrior combating with a reptile. 

Height, 15 >£ inches. 

101 Pair of Pendant Ornaments. 

Composed of chains of metal flowers. These 
are intended to represent the flowers which were 
said to have fallen from heaven when Buddha 
preached. Seventeenth century. 

Height, 21 inches. 

102 Pair of Pendant Ornaments. 

Similar to the foregoing. 

103 Pair of Pendant Ornaments. 

Of smaller size. 

Height, 16 inches. 

COLLECTION OF POUCHES 

104 Pouch. 

In nui-tsubushigawa, or embroidered leather. 
Clasp in silver and gold, representing two 
war gods. Silver chain, and netsuke in ivory 
and silver. 

105 Pouch. 

In deerskin inlaid with a design of irises in 
enamelled leather. Silver clasp representing a 
demon's head. Silver chain, and ivory netsuke. 

106 Pouch. 

In nui-torigawa, or partly embroidered 
leather. Design of dragon and flames. Silver 
chain and ivory netsuke. 

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107 Pouch. 

In old Japanese leather, showing European 
influence. Lined with stamped leather. Dragon 
clasp in iron and gold. Silver chain and carved 
ivory netsuke. 

108 Pouch. 

In nui-tsubushigawa. Silver clasp represent- 
ing a Chinese warrior. Silver chain, and netsuke 
of ivory and chased silver. 

109 Pouch. 

In nni-torigawa. Clasp representing peacock 
and peahen in iron and gold. Silver chain and 
carved ivory netsuke. 

110 Pouch. 

Nui-torigawa. Design of dragon and clouds. 
Silver clasp, silver chain, and carved ivory net- 
suke representing the animals of the Chinese 
zodiac. 

111 Very Large Pouch. 

Nui-torigawa. Design of peonies, with clasp 
of gold bronze, representing a Buddhist lion. 
Heavy silver chain and mounts, with coiled 
dragon in gold, and ivory netsuke with design 
in niello. The chain and mounts are of the 
middle of the eighteenth century ; the pouch, 
of the latter part of the same century. 

112 Pouch. 

Nui-tsubushigawa. Silver clasp in very high 
relief, and elaborate silver chain and netsuke. 
The mounts are of the best period of the 
eighteenth century. 

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113 Pouch. 

Xui-tsubushigawa. Ho wo clasp in silver and 
gold. Elaborate silver chain, and netsuke of 
ivory and silver, with design of stork and tor- 
toise in high relief, symbolizing " longevity." 



114 Pouch. 



Deerskin. Design of lotus flower and leaves 
inlaid in enamelled leather. Silver clasp repre- 
senting Buddhist lions and cub. Silver chain 
and carved ivory netsuke. 



115 Pouch. 

K"ui-tsubushigawa. Silver clasp of peonies 
in high relief. Silver chain, and ivory netsuke 
with beautifully chased coiled dragon of silver. 

116 Pouch. 

Nui-torigawa. Design of dragon and flames. 
Clasp representing Buddhist lion in gold bronze. 
Silver chain, and netsuke of ivory with finely 
chased silver dragon. 

117 Pouch. 

Japanese leather. Silver clasp representing 
a tiger. Silver chain, and netsuke with Budd- 
hist lion and peony in relief. The mounts are 
of the eighteenth century. 

118 Pouch. 

Japanese leather. Clasp of iron and gold, 
representing the Chinese hero Eor-chi-chin. 
Silver chain, and netsuke in ivory and mother- 
of-pearl. 

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119 Carved Wood Tobacco Pouch. 

Inlaid with ivory and nacre. Carved wood 
slide, and netsuke representing a mask of old 
age. Signed by Mei-zan. Circa a.d. 1800. 

120 Carved Wood Tobacco Pouch. 

Inlaid with ivory and nacre. Carved wood 
slide, and netsuke representing a demon mask. 
Signed by Gioku-zan, pupil of Mei-zan. 

121 Carved Wood Tobacco Pouch. 

Inlaid with ivory and nacre. Carved wood 
slide and netsuke, the latter representing a 
mouse. The pouch signed by Gioku-zan, the 
netsuke by Tomo-kuni. 

122 Pocketbook. 

Nui-torigawa, flowers and stream. Very finely 
embroidered. 

123 Pocketbook. 

Very fine old Japanese leather. Embossed 
with Buddhist designs in colors, on a gold 
ground. 

124 Pocketbook. 

Old Corean hand-painted leather. Fifteenth 
century. 

125 Pocketbook. 

Old Japanese leather. Quail-feather pattern. 
Clasp of silver gilt. 

126 Pocketbook. 

Old Japanese leather. Sixteenth century. 
Bronze clasp in form of a snake. 

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127 Bag. 

Old Dutch leather. Old copper and silver 
netsuke. Very rare. 

128 Bag. 

Shohei leather. Design of fantastic animals 
and flowers embossed in colors. Of the Ashi- 
kaga period. Exceedingly rare. 

129 Leather Inro. 

Stamped and gilt leather in imitation of 
gold brocade. Silver clasp and finely carved 
wood netsuke. Leather of this character is very 
rare. 

130 Leather Inro. 

Old Dutch leather, with silver clasp repre- 
senting a bunch of grapes. Porcelain slide and 
carved ivory netsuke. 

131 Pouch. 

Old Himeji leather. Silver clasp represent- 
ing a horsetail plant. Slide of cornelian, and 
carved wood netsuke. 

132 Pouch. 

Old Dutch leather. Clasp in iron and gold, 
representing a fish. Carved ivory slide and 
netsuke. 

133 Pouch. 

Old Dutch leather. Clasps in bronze and 
silver. Carved ivory slide and netsuke. 

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134 Two Pouches. 

Old European leather. Netsuke of carved 
ivory. 

135 Old Leather-covered Wine Flask. 

"With mount of ishime (stone texture) bronze. 
Lacquered mouthpiece and cover; netsuke of 
elaborately carved wood, representing bamboo, 
cherry and pine. A rare and beautiful piece. 

136 Two Pouches. 

Old European leather, with silver clasps 
and carved ivory netsukes. 

137 Two Pouches. 

Old European leather. Netsuke of red 
lacquer and enamel. 

138 Two Pouches. 

Old European leather. Silver clasps, and 
netsukes of carved ivory. 

139 Two Pouches. 

Old European leather. Netsuke of carved 
ivory and silver. 

140 Two Pouches. 

Old European leather. Metal slides, and 
netsuke of carved ivory and mother-of-pearl. 



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OLD LEATHERS AND MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS 

141 Three Specimens of Old Sarasa Leathers. 

Karakusa, howo and komon patterns. From t 
Ishida collection of Kioto. 

142 Three Specimens of Old Sarasa Leathers. 

Iris, poppy and other floral patterns. 



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144 Two Specimens of Old Sarasa Leathers. 

Conventional floral patterns. Bare example. 

145 Three Specimens of Old Sarasa Leathers. 

Old crest patterns. 

146 Three Specimens of Old Sarasa Leathers. 

Conventional floral patterns. Rare example. 

147 Three Specimens of Old Sarasa Leathers. 

Karakusa, iris and komon patterns. Rare 
example. 

148 Ancient Doll of Carved Wood. 

The face and hands coated with gypsum. 

The costume and armor of a general of the 

middle of the Tokugawa period. By the 

famous dollmaker, Katoriya, of Osaka. Circa 

A.D. 1780. 

Height, 26 inches. 

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149 Ancient Doll of Carved Wood. 

The face and hands coated with gypsum. 
The costume of a herald of the Tokugawa 
period. Companion to the foregoing. 

Height, 19 inches. 

150 Ancient Doll. 

Eepresenting a nobleman in armor. Com- 
panion piece to the above. 

Height, 25 inches. 

151 Ancient Doll. 

Representing a herald. Companion piece to 
the above. 

Height, 20 inches. 

152 Pair of Temple Hanging Lanterns. 

Of polished brass. Hexagonal shrine form. 
Perforated panels. 

Height, 13% inches. 

153 Gold-surfaced Brass Crown. 

Cylindrical. Karakusa chased design. Pen- 
dant of metal ornaments. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 7K inches. 

154 Gold-surfaced Brass Crown. 

Pendant of metal ornaments and beads. 
Used in Buddhist temple ceremony. Sixteenth 
century. 

Height, 9 inches. 

155 Old Copper Dish, with Tripod. 

Figure of dragon hammered out. 

Height, 3 inches ; diameter, 93^ inches. 
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156 Temple Incense Burner, 

Gold-surfaced brass. Square form, with 
curved legs. Crest design. Seventeenth cen- 
turv. 

Height, ZM inches, 

157 Temple Tea Bowl. 

Gold-surfaced brass, Karakusa design. Sev- 
enteenth centurv. 

Height, ZVz inches, 

158 Pair of Brass Hibachi. 

Thibetan figures in high relief. 

Height, 11 inches ; diameter, 15 inches, 

159 Old Brass Hibachi. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Lion-head handles, and 
peony relief on border. 

Height, 8 inches ; diameter, 11 inches. 

160 Old Brass Hibachi. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Lion-head handles, and 
howo bird panel decoration in relief. 

Height, 8 inches ; diameter, 11 inches, 

161 Old Bronze Hibachi, 

Conventional cloud and medallion pattern. 

Height, 14 inches, 

162 Old Brass Hibachi. 

Millet and quail design in relief. 

Height, 13 inches, 

163 Old Brass Hibachi. 

Flight of stork in relief and chased. 

Height, 14 inches, 
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164 Pair of Temple Hanging Lanterns. ; 

r f , ■ Gold-surfaced brass. Hexagonal shrine form. 

: .. • The panels perforated in. design of ivy leaves. 

Height, 13% inches. 

165 Temple Hanging Lantern. 

Polished brass. Sixteenth century.. 
.. ,/■ , Height, 9 inches. 

166 Temple Hanging Lantern. 

Polished brass. Primitive hexagonal form, 
with perforated panels. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 11 inches. 

167' Pair of Temple Hanging Lanterns. 

Height, 8% inches. 

}68 X)id Brass Tray. 

Gold surfaced brass. Form of lotus leaf. 
.- ';: Diameter, 6% inches. 

169 Pair of Old Embroidered Silk Hangings. 

Dragon design in blue tone. Used on 
temple post. 
,. . Height, 64 inches ; widths 6% inches. 

170 Pair of Old Silk Temple-post Hangings. 

Howo birds, tiger and dragon design woven 
in various colors. 

Height, 62 inches; width, h% inches. 

171 Old Hanging Bronze Gong. 

r > Diameter, 23 inches. 

172 Old Colored Bronze Okimono. 

Wise man on horseback. 

Height, 14 inches. 
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173 Old Bronze Dish. ' 

Form of lotus flower. Used exclusively in 
Buddhist temples. Rare specimen of thirteenth 

century. 

Height, 11 inches. 

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174 Three Small Brass Bowls. 

Designs of lion, rabbit, and monkey, chased 

in high relief. Made by Okokusai, of Ise. 

Date, circa 1820. 

Height, 3 inches. 

175 Old Brass Niyoi, or Buddhist Sceptre. 

With precious stone carved and inlaid. 

Length, 18 inches. \ 

176 Old Brass Bowl. 

Howo bird in high relief and chased. Six- 
teenth century. 

Height, 3% inches. 

177 Old Lock and Key. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Tokugawa crest. Seven- 
teenth century. 

178 Ancient Bronze Tablet. 

The image of Fudo, or fire deity, chased and 
in high relief. Bare example of twelfth cen- 
tury. 

Height, 6J£ inches. 

179 Pair of Shrine Lamps. 

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Of gold-surfaced brass. Richly decorated 
with metallic floral ornament. 

Height, 12 inches. 
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180 Udzuragawa, or Quail-feather Leather. 

In shades of brown, suggesting at once the 
marking of the feathers of the quail. Surface 
of the skin has a peculiar crepe finish. 

29 inches by 22 inches. 

181 Udzuragawa Leather. 

In shades of dark brown. Wave-like crepe 

finish. 

37 inches by 31 inches. 

lSl Udzuragawa. 

In shades of brown. Cr6pe finish. 

32 inches by 27 inches. 

183 Udzuragawa. 

In shades of brown. Crepe finish. Little 
broader stripe than the above. 

41 inches by 28 inches. 

184 Two Specimens of Udzuragawa. 

In shades of black. Crepe finish. 

Each 35 inches by 25 inches. 

185 Udzuragawa. 

In shades of brown. Cr<3pe finish. 

35 inches by 27 inches. 

,1 86 Udzuragawa. 

In shades of dark blue. Crepe finish. 

35 inches by 23 inches. 

187 Udzuragawa. 

In shades of dark blue. Kare. Crepe finish. 

37 inches bv 23 inches. 
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188 Udzuragawa. 

In shades of black. Crepe finish. 

38 inches by 27 inches. 

189 Two Specimens of Udzuragawa. 

In shades of brown. Crepe finish. 

Each 32 inches by 23 inches. 

190 Udzuragawa. 

Dark blue and buff stripe. Fine example. 

53 inches by 29 inches. 

19 L Udzuragawa. 

Delicate yellow tone. Stripe pattern. Fine 

example. 

45 inches by 28 inches. 

192 Two Specimens of Udzuragawa. 

One dark blue ; other, yellow tone. 

38 inches by 22 inches. 

193 Old Sarasagawa. 

Animal and bird pattern in dull green and 
red on brown background. 

38 inches bv 35 inches. 

194 Two Specimens of Old Sarasagawa. 

Hindu figure. Design in various dull col- 
ors on buff ground. 

Each, 26 inches by 22 inches. 

195 Front of a Japanese Cuirass. 

Made of old Dutch leather. With a curious 
design of flowers, shells and seaweed in their 
natural colors on a dull silver ground. Very 
rare example. 

Greatest measurements, 21 inches by 9 inches. 

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196 Cuirass Front of Old Dutch Leather. 

Similar to the foregoing. 
Greatest measurements, 12 % inches by 7 inches. 

197 Two Old European Leather Panels. 

Design of birds and branches bearing grapes 
and other fruits in gold, on a ground of deep 
ruby red. 

Each, 28% inches bv 17 inches. 

198 Pair of old European Leather (Italian ?) Panels. 

Stamped design of cherubs among flowers and 
fruit in gold, on a ground of dark crackled 
varnish oyer silver. 

Each, 12 inches by 12 inches. 

199 Two Old Dutch Leather Panels. 

With flowers and birds in silver, on a ground 
of pale green. 

Each, 10% inches by 9 inches. 

200 Very Old European Leather Panel. 

A curious diaper design on a silvered back- 
ground which has been tooled with small hand 

stamps. 

15% inches by 6% inches. 

201 Old Dutch Leather Panel. 

Flowers and leaves in golden lacquer over 

metal. 

11% inches by 8 inches. 

202 Old European Leather Panel. 

Sprays of flowers on a metallic ground glazed 

with gold lacquer. 

13% inches by 8 inches. 

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203 Old Dutch Leather Panel. 

Tulips and other flowers and a bird embossed 
on a ground of dull gold lacquer. 

16 inches by 10 inches. 

204 Old Dutch Leather Panel. 

The varnish partly worn off from the silvered 
ground. 

12 J^ inches by 8)« inches. 

205 Old Dutch Leather Panel. 

Leaves and flowers in black embossed on a 
ground of dull gold. 

13 inches by 9 inches. 

206 Old Dutch Leather Panel. 

Diaper design embossed in gold and colors on 
a gray ground. 

14^ inches by 8% inches. 

207 Old Dutch Leather Panel. 

Part of an elaborate wall hanging. Embossed 
flowers and festoons. 

13 inches by 8 inches. 

208 Old European Leather Panel. 

Embossed flowers in dull gold and silver. 

15 inches by 8% inches. 

209 Old Dutch Leather Panel. 

Bird and flowers painted in natural colors 

on a hand-stamped ground of gold varnish over 

silver. 

Each, 123^ inches by 11 inches. 

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210 Two Old Dutch Leather Panels. 

Arabesques, urns and flowers in gold and col- 
ors on gray ground. 

Each, 13 inches by 13 inches 

RARE LEATHER BOXES 

211 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

The ground is a rich grass green, with a dec- 
oration of conventional flowers in gold. 

11 inches by 21 /£ inches by 14 inches. 

212 Box with Eemovable Trays. 

Covered mainly with Venetian stamped leather 
of the earliest period, and extremely rare. Lined 
partly with old (but comparatively modern) 
Dutch leather. The handles of the trays are of 
gold. 

12 inches by 12 % inches by 1% inches. 

213 Box. 

Covered with fine old Japanese leather em- 
bossed in high relief and lacquered with a 
design of Buddhist lions at play. Date, circa 
a.d. 1600. 

3 l 4 inches by 14% inches by 10M inches. 

214 Box with Removable Trays. 

Covered with Old Dutch leather. Designs 
of large sprays of flowers on a gold ground. 
10% inches by 12>i inches by 7% inches. 

215 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

Arabesque design in gold on gray. 

9 inches by 15 inches by 10% inches. 
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216 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

Designs of flowers in gold and natural colors. 
5% inches by 18 inches by 7M inches. 

217 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

Floral designs on greenish-gray ground. 
4:14 inches by 15 inches by 9% inches. 

218 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

Flowers and grapes in natural colors on a 
ground of dull gold. 

4 inches by 14J4 inches by 9 inches. 

219 Small Cabinet with Eemovable Trays. 

Covered with old Dutch leather, the trays 
finished inside with old Japanese leather and 
inlaid with mother-of-pearl. 

9% inches by 12 inches by 7 inches. 

220 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

Green and gold, and lined with old Japanese 
brocade. 

3% inches by 13 inches by 8 inches. 

221 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

Green and gold, and lined with old Japanese 
brocade. 

3% inches by 13% inches by 7J^ inches. 

222 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

Gray and gold, and lined with old Japanese 
brocade. 

4% inches by 1134 inches by 8% inches. 

223 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

Inside black lacquer. 

3)4 inches by 13% inches by 7% inches. 
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224 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

Of mulberry-tree wood. 

2 inches by 143^ by 9 inches. 

225 Old Japanese Trunk. 

Covered with Himeji leather, of conventional 
peony design, and lined with old Japanese 
brocade. 

16 inches by 23 inches by 18 inches. 

226 Old European Leather-covered Box, 

Architectural design representing the interior 
of a domed structure with fountain and vase. 
3Ji inches by 133^ inches by 7/£ inches. 

227 Old Japanese-covered Box. 

Morocco leather, with the Tokugawa crest 
and dragons in gold. 

43^ inches by 153^ inches by 1234 inches. 

228 Old Dutch Leather-covered Box. 

2^6 inches by 93^ inches by 614 inches. 

OBJECTS IN BRASS AND OTHER METALS 

229 Old Brass Temple Vase. 

Figure in bamboo grove. Chased design in 

relief. Lion-figure handle. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 6 inches. 

230 Old Polished Brass Vase. 

Long curved handle with scroll design. Six- 
teenth century. 

Height, 5K inches. 

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231 Old Gold- surfaced Brass Vase 

Square form. Lion-figure handle. Fifteenth 

century. 

Height, G inches. 

232 Old Brass Vase. 

llowo and kiri-leaf design chased in relief. 
Fifteenth century. 

Height, 5K inches. 

233 Old Brass Vase. 

Group of wise men in high relief. Fifteenth 

century. 

Height, 6% inches. 

234 Old Brass Vase. 

Dragon handle in full relief. Rich brown 
patina. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 6% inches. 

235 Old Temple Vase. 

Polished brass. Long curved handle with 
scroll pattern. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 7 inches. 

236 Pair of Vases. 

Pheasants, pine branches, doyes and peonies 
in very high relief. Elephant-head handles. 

Height, 12 inches. 

237 Bowl. 

With curious coronet-shaped edge. Entirely 
covered with gold, and elaborately ornamented 
with a conventional pattern in relief, and 
chased. 

Height, HH inches ; diameter, 13% inches. 

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238 Gold-Surfaced Brass Dish. 

On tripod. Chased design of Tokugawa crest- 
Seven teen th century. 

Height, 5 inches ; diameter, 814 inches. 



239 Gold Bronze Dish. 

Grapevines and dragon ornamentation in full 

relief. 

Height, k% inches. 

240 Pair of Rinto, or Hanging Lamps. 

Brass. Chased design of howo bird. 

Length, 22 inches. 

241 Two Palace Door Plates. 

Gold-surfaced brass. One has conventional 
Hindoo peony in high relief, and the other, 
chrysanthemum design. Made by Kazarischi 
Rihachi, celebrated imperial palace decorator of 
Kioto, a.d. 1680-1720. 



242 Two Palace Door Plates. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Minutely chased with 

floral designs and Tokugawa crests. Used on 

the door of Kijio palace, Kioto. Date, circa 

1580. 

Length, 19 inches ; width, 4% inches. 



243 Two Palace Door Plates. 

Gold -surfaced brass. Perforated design of 
peony at each end and howo birds and 
butterfly crests delicately chased. Prom old 
Kujio palace, Kioto. Date, circa 1550. 

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244 Six Palace Hikite, or Door Handles. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Chased with design 
of floral Karakusa and mokko crests. From 
Takamatsu palace, in the province of Sanuki. 
Date, circa 1G00. 

7 inches by 6 inches. 

245 Old Bronze Bowl. 

Skilfully hammered out in the form of 
lotus flowers. Veins of each petal are delicately 
chased. Rich brown tone. Mark, Shosho tem- 
ple, Hirado. Fourteenth century. 

Height, 5 inches ; diameter, 103^ inches. 

246 Old Bronze Dish. 

From Shoso temple, Hirado, 

Diameter, 12M inches. 

247 Old Bronze Candlestick. 

Karako figure supporting receiver. Gold 

finish. 

Height, 7 inches. 

248 Old Brass Candlestick. 

Stork standing on turtle, and holding lotus 
flower, which forms the candle cup. 

Height, 15 inches. 

249 Pair of Candlesticks. 

Gold-surfaced brass, perforated in a pattern 
of chrvsanthenums. Date, circa a.d. 1750. 

Height, 13 inches. 

250 Temple Brass Candlestick. 

Stork and turtle design. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 14 inches. 

251 Temple Brass Candlestick. 

Stork and turtle design. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 12J£ inches. 

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252 Temple Canopy. 

Richly carved and gilded wood, with eight 
ornamental pendants of gilt metal and strings of 
beads. These canopies are used in the centre 
of the Buddhist temples, above the position 
occupied by the chief priest during the per- 
formance of the ceremonies. 

Length, 47 inches; width, 34 inches. 

253 Pair of Small Canopies. 

Gold-surfaced brass, with strings of beads 
and metal ornaments. 

Height, 10 inches; diameter, 8 inches. 

254 Pair of Small Canopies. 

Gold-surfaced brass, with strings of beads 
and metal ornaments. 

Length, 13 inches ; diameter, 13 inches. 

255 Pair of Brass Vases. 

Chased design of bird. a.d. 1750. 

Height, 4/i inches. 

256 Old Brass Design of Lotus Plants. 

Vase. Height, 15 % inches. 

257 Brass Vase. 

Gold surfaced, a.d. 1700. 

Height, 10 inches. 

258 Temple Brass Vase, 

Lion handles in full relief, and design of 
wise man and youth. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 6 inches. 

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259 Old Temple Brass Vase. 

Floral design handle and chased decoration. 

Seventeenth century. 

Height, 7 inches. 



OLD JAPANESE LEATHERS 

260 Old Sarasagawa Leather. 

Crest pattern stencilled in dull red and brown. 

38 inches by 31 inches. 

261 Old Sarasagawa Leather. 

Conventional ducks and wave design. Warm 

gray tone. 

27 inches by 24 inches. 

262 Old Sarasagawa Leather. 

Design of Tennin, or Buddhist angel, and 
howo birds hovering in cloud. Dull red and 
gray tones. 

26 inches by 22 inches. 

263 Old Shoheigawa Leather. 

The name is derived from the epoch of 
Japan in which this pattern was first produced. 
Peculiar design of ancient Chinese hieroglyphics 
stencilled in dull blue on gray ground. 

28 inches by 29 inches. 

264 Old Tempeigaw r a Leather. 

The name is derived from the epoch of 
Japan in which the pattern was first produced. 
Lion and peony flowers in dull green and red 
on buff background. Rare specimen. 

29 inches by 25 inches. 
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265 Old Sarasagawa Leather. 

Delicate floral design in dull red, blue and 
white on rich orange background. 

49 inches by 35 inches. 

266 Old Sarasagawa Leather. 

Snake-skin pattern. Beautiful gray shades. 

50 inches by 40 inches. 



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SECOND AFTERNOON'S SALE 

Friday, February 13th 
AT THE AMERICAN ART GALLERIES 

BEGINNING PROMPTLY AT 2.30 O'CLOCK 

267 Old Palace Carving. 

Carved cedar. Design of bamboo foliage 
painted in green. Framed in half circle. 
Date, 1750. 

268 Temple Carving in Oak. 

Design of flying stork and cloud. Date. 
circa 1680. 

269 Old Shrine Ramma. 

Chrysanthemum blossoms and howo bird de- 
sign. 

Length, 35 inches ; width, 93^ inches. 

270 Old Shrine Ramma. 

Peony design in bright red and green color 
ing. a.d. 1780. 

Length, 53 inches ; height, 9 inches. 

271 Old Shrine Table. 

Coated with gold lacquer, a.d. 1600. 

Height, 9% inches ; length, 37 inches. 
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272 Old Temple Carving. 

Oak. Design of tortoise and water oak, 
colored in various bright effects, a.d. 1780. 
Length, 49 inches ; height, 13 inches. 

273 Old Temple Panel. 

Dragon curled around sword. Symbol of 
sacred Fudo, or god of fire. 

Height, 29 inches ; width, 9% inches. 

274 Old Temple Frieze. 

Carved oak. Howo bird and cloud design, 
colored in blue and red. 

Length, 53 inches ; height, 14 inches. 

275 Old Temple Frieze. 

Companion to the foregoing. 

276 Old Carved Wood Palace Earn ma. 

Design of howo birds, dragons and kirin 
in clouds, richly colored and inlaid. Gold 
lacquer frame. 

Length, 68 inches ; height, 18 inches. 

277 Old Carved Wood Palace Kamma. 

Companion to the foregoing. 

J 278 Pair of Buddhist Lions. 

Carved wood, and lacquered in rich tones of 
dark blue and red. Fine workmanship. Date, 
circa 1650. 

Height, 16 inches. 

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279 Crest from the roof of a Temple. 

Shape of a dolphin. Carved wood, and 
covered with gold lacquer. 

Height, 17 inches. 

280 Pair of Old Carved Wood Round Panels. 

Dragons in high relief. 

Diameter, 15 % inches. 

281 Circular Temple Table. 

Elaborately carved, with three supporting 
figures in high relief. Finished in various colors 
and gold lacquer. The table top is covered with 
leather. 

Height, 29 inches ; length, 30 inches. 

282 Old Temple Carving. 

Head of Buddhist lion. Carved oak, colored 
in green and red. Used above threshold of 
temple gate. Date, 1650. 

Length, 37 inches ; height, 12 inches. 

283 Old Wood Carving. 

Lion and peony flowers. 

Height, 21 inches ; width, 10 inches. 

284 Old Wood Carving. 

Similar to the foregoing. 

285 Old Wood Carving. 

Similar to the foregoing. 

286 Old Nikko Eamma. 

Pheasant perched on plum tree in full blos- 
som. Carved cedar, colored in rich tones. 
Date, 1720. 

Length, 36 inches ; width, 18 inches. 
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287 Old Temple Cabinet. 

The doors contain four panels of gold lattice 
work with inlaid centres, which are surrounded 
by floral carvings, and the lower part is orna- 
mented with iris flower panels. Tokugawa's 
crest, carved in relief, on both sides of the cab- 
inet, which is lined with dull red brocade. 

Date, 1750. 

Height, 51 inches ; width, 33 inches. 

288 Altar Table. 

With panels and brackets of carved peony 
ornamentation, and incurving legs covered with 
gold lacquer. A.D. 1750. 

Height, 183^ inches ; length, 41 inche . 

289 Chinese Warrior with Sword. 

Carved oak, painted. 

Height, 19 inches. 

290 Figure of Shoki and Spirit of Evil. 

Carved oak, painted. 

Height, 12 inches. 

291 Figure of Kwan-u, with spear. 

Carved oak, painted. 

Height, 15 inches. 

292 Old Wood Carving. 

Oak. Flying dragon and wave design in soft 
green and blue tints. 

Length, 16 inches ; height, 6 inches. 

293 Old Temple Carving. 

Oak. Dragon and cloud painted in bright 

colors. 

Length, 33 inches ; height, 6 inches. 

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294 Pair of Buddhist Temple Panels. 

J Two figures of priests on clouds. Carved and 

mounted on lacquer panels. Date, a.d. 16 CO 

295 Old Temple Frieze Carving. 

Chrysanthemum design, richly painted in 
green and yellow. 

Length, 44 inches ; height, 14 inches. 



296 Round Panel. 

Buddl 
with various soft colors. 



Buddhist angel with folded hands. Painted 



Diameter, 12 inches. 

297 Old Chinese Carved Panel. 

Peony flowers and leaves. 

Length, 15 inches; width, 7 inches. 

298 Old Carved Shrine Eamma. 



Illustrating frightened pilgrims fleeing from 
Length, 37 inches ; width, 9 inches. 



dragon. 



299 Old Carved Panel. 

Design of lions and peony flowers. Date, 
1600. 

Length, 373^ inches ; width, §% inches. 

300 Old Ram ma. 

Oak. Design of pine, plum and bamboo, 
painted in natural colors. Gold lacquer frame. 
Length, 44M inches ; width, 73^ inches. 

301 Old Palace Ramma. 

Design of pine tree entwined by wistaria vine. 
Length, 50 inches ; width, 8 inches. 
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302 Small Wood Carving of a Jewel Bag. 

Oak. Kichly decorated. Date, circa 1650. 

Height, 7% inches. 

303 Caryed Lion, with Cub. 

Oak. Colored with pigments and powdered 
gold. Date, circa 1700. 

Height, 14 inches ; width, 22 inches. 

304 Carved Lion. 

Holding in its mouth a niyoi, or Buddhist 
sceptre. Companion to the foregoing. 

Height, 12 inches ; width, 15)4 inches. 

305 Pair of Eound Carved Panels. 

Pine, bamboo and plum design. Beautiful 

color scheme. 

Diameter, 20 inches. 

306 Pair of Old Chinese Carved Panels. 

Figures of Chinese children enjoying out-of- 
door and indoor sports. 
Each, length, 11 inches; width, 6)4 inches. 

307 Pair Old Chinese Panels. 

Peony flowers and birds. 
Each, length, 13 inches; width, 7 inches. 

308 Old Chinese Carved Panel. 

Chrysanthemum design. 

Length, 14 inches ; width, 5 inches. 

309 Old Chinese Carved Panel. 

Design of birds in peach tree laden with fruit. 
Length, 15 inches; width, 5 inches. 
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310 Pair of Carved Wood Panels. 

Design of sages viewing waterfall under maple 
tree. Painted in bright colors. Date, circa 
1680. 

Height, 38 inches ; width, 10 inches. 

311 Pair of Gold-lacquered Doors. 

With beautifully spaced lattice work coated 
with magnificent gold lacquer, and lined w r ith 
yellow donsu brocade. Formerly used as inner 
shrine sliding doors of Hongwanji temple, 
Kioto. Date, 1750. 

Height, 813^ inches; width, 26 inches. 

312 Pair of Doors. 

Companion to the above. Lined with dark 
blue brocade. 

313 Wood Carved Okimono. 

Oak. An eagle perched on old pine-tree 

trunk. 

Height, 18 inches. 

314 Old Carved Wood Candlestick. 

In the form of lotus plant. Gold lacquer 

finish, of bluish tone. 

Height, 13 inches. 

315 Old Carved Wood Candlestick. 

In form of lotus plant. Coated with gold 

lacquer. 

Height, 17 inches. 

316 Altar Table. 

Eectangular form, with very rich carving of 
conventional floral scrolls. Bears the crest of 
Tokugawa. Incurving legs- 

Height, 31 inches ; length, 47 inches. 
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317 Old Temple Lattice Screen. 

Fourfold. Inlaid with panels of tiger and 
bamboo foliage. 
Height, 75 inches ; width of panel, \§% inches. 



OLD LEATHERS 

318 Himeji Leather. 

Embossed in gold and bronze, representing 
bronze koros. Date, a.d. 1750. 

23 >£ inches by 23^ inches. 

319 Himeji Leather. 

Variously shaped embossed panels in gold, 
green, and bronze coloring. Date, a.d. 1750. 

23 % inches by 23 >£ inches. 

320 Himeji Leather. 

Dark maroon color. Embossed design repre- 
senting ancient Japanese coins. Date, a.d. 

1750. 

Size, 163^ inches by 16% inches. 

321 Two Specimens of Himeji Leathers. 

Toys, shells and butterflies in dull bronze 

and red on dark green ground. Date, a.d. 

1750. 

21 inches bv 24 inches. 

322 Himeji Leather. 

Old patterns in dull red, green and gold on 
garnet ground, a.d. 1750. 

233^ inches by 233^ inches. 

323 Himeji Leather. 

Mythological figures in dull gold, green and 
red. Date, a.d. 1750. 

233^ inches by 233^ inches. 
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324 Himcji Leather. 

Hunting scene in russet, green and red color- 
ing. Date, a.d. K50. 

233^ inches by 23J£ inches. 

325 Two Specimens of Himeji Leathers. 

Jingo leaves and various insects in dull gold, 
bronze and green, a.d. 1750. 

24 inches bv 24 inches. 

326 Hiineji Leather. 

Shells in dull gold and green on black 



ground, a.d. 1750. 



24 inches by 24 inches. 



327 Himeji Leather. 

Coin pattern in dull colors on garnet ground. 

a.d. 1750. 

24 inches by 24 inches. 

328 Himeji Leather. 

Mythological pattern in dull green, yellow 
and red. a.d. 1750. 

23 % inches by 23 % inches. 

329 Himeji Leather. 

Coin pattern in dull bronze, red and gold 
on dark garnet ground. 

330 Large Panel. 

Modern Japanese painted leather. By Eumin, 
a Buddhist priest famous for his paintings, who 
died a.d. 1875. The subject is Kwannon 
and a disciple under the bodhi tree in a moun- 
tainous landscape. 

44 inches bv 41 inches. 
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331 Kawa Fukusa, or Tray Coyer. 

Painted leather, with copies of Ukioye paint- 
ings of girls and flowers. 

25 inches by 25 inches. 

332 Modern Japanese Painted Leather. 

Deerskin. Decorated with Buddhistic and 
popular subjects after the Ukioye school. 
Greatest measurements, 36 inches by 31 inches. 

333 Modern Japanese Painted Leather. 

Deerskin. Decorated with subject after the 

Tosa school. From the " Sacred Law of the 

Lotus/' at Itsukushima. 

33 inches by 29 inches. 

334 Modern Japanese Painted Leather. 

Deerskin. A copy of an antique specimen in 
this collection. 

Greatest measurements, 35 by 34 inches. 

335 Modern Japanese Painted Leather. 

By Rumin (see No. 333). Kwannon riding 
on ai ragon. 
Greatest measurements, 27 inches by 24 inches. 

336 Modern Japanese Painted Leather. 

By Rumin. Thunder dragons and waves. 
Greatest measurements, 25 inches by 23 inches. 

337 Kawa Fukusa, or Tray Cover. 

Painted leather. The decoration represents 
the Gion festival, with girls awaiting the ar- 
rival of the decorated floats. 

21 inches by 21 inches. 
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338 Kawa Fukusa, or Tray Cover. 

Painted leather. Eepresenting Buddhist fig- 
ures on tiger and white elephant. 

213^ inches by 21X inches. 

339 Large Panel. 

Painted deerskin. Representing a lotus pond. 

44^ inches by 42 inches. 

340 Modern Japanese Painted Leather. 

Deerskin. Brocade pattern of howo bird and 
conventional flowers. 
Greatest measurements, 36 inches by 30 inches. 

341 Kawa Fukusa. 

Representing four of the thirty-three trans- 
formations of Kwannon. Bv Rumin. 

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22% inches bv 22% inches. 

342 Modern Japanese Painted Leather. 

Deerskin. Copies of old paintings of Budd- 
hist subjects. 
Greatest measurements, 30 inches by 28 inches. 



343 Small Kawa Fukusa. 
Iris design. 



203^ inches by 20^ inches. 



344 Two Large Sheets of Sarasa Leather. 

Beautiful yellow tone, with minute conven- 
tional floral patterns. 

Each 57 inches by 45 inches. 

345 Sarasa Leather. 

Crest design in blue on buff ground. Rare 

specimen. 

54 inches by 51 inches. 

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346 Sarasa Leather. 

Ancient coin pattern, with Karakusa design, 
dull blue and purple on light brown background. 

56 inches by 44 inches. 

347 Old Sarasa Leather. 

Dragon and cloud design, in dull purple and 
gray effect. 

45 inches by 33 inches. 

348 Two Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Fancy lattice pattern, buff tone. 

Each, 36 inches by 35 inches. 

349 Two Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Crest pattern, dull red and brown tone. 

Each, 40 inches by 36 inches. 

350 Old Sarasa Leather. 

Hindoo figure design, dull red and green on- 
buff. 

38 inches by 35 inches. 

351 Large Sarasa Leather. 

Fancy lattice design, with chrysantheum pat- 
tern. 

60 inches by 40 inches. 

352 Sarasa Leather. 

Design of geese in white on a dark blue back- 
ground. 

47 inches by 37 inches. 

353 Old Hiineji Leather. 

Autumnal vine-leaf design painted on black 
background. Fine quality. 
Greatest measurement, 70 inches by 29 inches. 

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354 Shobukawa Leather. 

Stripe pattern, dark blue ground. 

35 inches by 32 inches. 

355 Shobukawa Leather. 

Conventional iris pattern, dark blue ground. 

43 inches by 30 inches. 

356 Shobukawa Leather. 

Conventional iris pattern on dark blue 

ground. 

43 inches by 38 inches. 

357 Shobukawa Leather. 

Conventional iris pattern on brown back- 
ground. 

40 inches by 32 inches. 

358 Shobukawa Leather. 

Various stripes representing dragon and thun- 
derbolt on dark blue background. 

45 inches bv 3? inches. 

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359 Urushikawa Leather, or Lacquered Leather. 

Ancient design, which is partially treated 
with smoke of burning pine leaves and lacquer. 
Rich brown tone. From Sanada collection of 
Osaka. Date, 1750. 

43 inches by 42 inches. 

360 Old Urushikawa Leather. 

Elephant design in rich chocolate tone. 
From Sanada collection of Osaka. Date, 1750. 

50 inches by 48 inches. 

361 Old Urushikawa Leather. 

Crest and Karakusa pattern. Dull red and 

blue effect on chocolate background. From 

Sanada collection of Osaka. Date, 1750. 

54 inches by 39 inches. 
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362 Old Urushikawa Leather. 

Same design as the above. 

46 inches by 37 inches. 

363 Old Urushikawa Leather. 

Bold striped pattern and conventional lion. 
Kich chocolate color. From Sanada collec- 
tion. Date, 1750. 

50 inches by 49 inches. 

364 Old Urushikawa Leather. 

Design of gourd vines in bearing. Delicate 

blue and brown tone. From Sanada collection. 

Date, 1750. 

53 inches by 50 inches. 

365 Two Urushikawa, or Lacquered Leathers. 

Conventional floral pattern in reddish brown 
on dark green ground. 

35 inches by 32 inches. 

OLD BRASS AND OTHER METALS 

366 Nine Gold-surfaced Brass Dishes. 

Pierced design of lotus flowers. Rare ex- 
amples of seventeenth century work. 

Diameter, 11 inches. 

y 367 Temple Jar. 

With cover of gold-surfaced brass. Seven- 
teenth century. 

Height, 10 inches. 

368 Gold-surfaced Brass Vase. 

Cylindrical. Chased design of wistaria. 

Date, circa 1750. 

Height, 12 inches. 

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369 Old Temple Gong. 

Of gilded bronze, hung in frame of red lac- 
quer. Used by chief priest in Buddhist cere- 
mony. Date, 1700. 

Height, 27 inches. 

370 Old Temple Gong. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Seventeenth century. 

Height, h% inches. 

371 Yegoro, or Koro, with Handle. 

Gold-surfaced brass, in the form of lotus 

plant. 

Height, 6% inches ; length, 16 inches. 

372 Yegoro, or Koro, with Handle. 

Gilded bronze, in the form of lotus plant. 
Height, 7 inches ; length, 15 inches. 

373 Old Gilded Bronze Censer. 

In the form of sailboat, laden with jewels. 

Height, 10 inches. 

374 Pair of Large Temple Vases. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Dragon in high relief 
encircling the vase. Seventeenth century. 

Height, 14K inches. 

375 Old Brass Vase. 

Chased with howo birds. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 5/ l 2 inches. 

376 Old Brass Vase. 

Gold-surfaced. Floral handles in full relief, 

and graceful relief work in plant design. 

Sixteenth century. 

Height, 7 inches. 

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377 Old Brass Vase. 

Bamboo design chased in high relief. Six- 
teenth century. 

Height, 7 inches. 

378 Temple Vase. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Eichly chased floral 
design. Seventeenth century. 

Height, h% inches. 

379 Old Brass Incense-Burner Cover. 

Pierced design in the form of letter manji. 

Height, 2K inches. 

380 Old Gilded Bronze Vase. 

Karakusa design in relief. 

Height, 7M inches. 

381 Gold-surfaced Brass Jar. 

Form of a lotus leaf supported by dragon. 

Height, 12 inches. 

382 Old Brass Vase. 

Gold surface. Faint design of bamboo foli- 
age under gold. Yellow patina. Thirteenth 
century. 

Height, 8% inches. 

383 Old Brass Temple Vase. 

Hexagonal form, with round flaring mouth. 
Eichly decorated in peony design. Dragon 
handles, and kara-ko figures in relief, at each 
side. 

Height, 10^ inches. 

384 Pair of Carved Wood Lotus Plants. 

Gold-surfaced brass vase. 

Height, 17 inches. 
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385 Old Brass Vase. 

Flaring at top. Lion-head handles. 

Height, 7 inches. 

386 Old Brass Candlestick. 

Skilfully chiselled with various floral de- 
signs in low relief. Fourteenth century. 

Height, 8% inches. 

387 Pair of Old Brass Candlesticks. 

Form of giboshi, or temple pillar. 

Height, 13% inches. 

388 Old Brass Candlestick. 

Stork and turtle design. Seventeenth century. 

Height, 15 inches. 

389 Pair of Old Brass Candlesticks. 

Tripods with pierced work in shippo pattern. 
Small drawer under the candlestick for burnt 
wicks. Fourteenth century. 

Height, 28 inches. 

390 Old Brass Candlestick. 

Height, 9 inches. 

391 Old Brass Candlestick. 

Stork and turtle design. 

Height, 18% inches. 

392 Old Brass Candlestick. 

Stork and turtle design. 

Height, 133^ inches. 

393 Temple Brass Candlestick. 

Stork and turtle design. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 13 inches. 
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394 Small Temple Candlestick of Brass. 

Stork and turtle design. 

Height^ 12 inches. 

395 Small Temple Candlestick of Brass. 

Stork and turtle design. 

Height, 9 inches. 

396 Old Bronze Candlestick. 

Form of lotus plants with birds. 

Height, VIM inches. 

397 Pair of Temple Candlesticks. 

Brass. Fanciful forms, with decorations in 
relief, and chased. 

Height, 7J£ inches. 

OLD JAPANESE LEATHERS 

398 Two Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 

Or " honorable permission " leather, on ac- 
count of royal purple color, used exclusively by 
the Imperial Court. Conventional peony and 
howo birds in buff and blue on rich purple back- 
ground. 
Greatest measurements, each, 54 inches by 38 inches. 

399 Three Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 

Same color and design as the preceding. 

Each, 50 inches by 30 inches. 

400 Four Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 

Ancient crest pattern in white on purple 
background. 

38 inches by 29 inches. 
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401 Four Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 

Fern pattern in white and purple back- 
ground. 

40 inches by 28 inches. 

402 Two Specimens of Large Sarasa Leathers. 

Howo bird and floral pattern. Light grass- 
green tone. 

51 inches by 40 inches. 

403 Three Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 

Cherry blossoms in white on rich purple 
ground. 

43 inches by 29 inches. 

404 Two Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Dragon and cloud design. Dull purple and 
brown tone. 

44 inches by 38 inches. 

405 Three Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Cherry blossom in black on rich yellow toned 
background. 

54 inches by 35 inches. 

406 Two Specimens of Kesuji -kawa, or Hair-Thread 

Leathers. 

Fine vein-like pattern in black on light 
brown ground. 

32 inches by 22 inches. 



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407 Two Specimens of Kesuji-kawa Leathers. 

Same design as the preceding. Lighter tone. 

28 inches by 24 inches. 
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408 Two Specimens of Kesuji-kawa Leathers. 

Ivory tone. 

29 inches by 22 inches. 

409 Three Specimens of Uguisukawa, or Nightingale 

Leathers. 

So-called on account of the color of the 
leather, which is grass-green in tone, like the 
feathers of the uguisu or Japanese nightingale. 

28 inches by 22 inches. 

410 Two Specimens of Uguisukawa Leathers. 

Same as the preceding. Somewhat worn. 

29 inches by 20 inches. 

411 Four Specimens of Japanese Morocco Leathers. 

Brown tone. 

30 inches by 22 inches. 

412 Three Specimens of Old Chinese Chari Leathers. 

The name comes from Chinese animals found 

in the mountains in the province of Hunan. 

Costly specimen. 

30 inches by 20 inches. 

413 Five Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Ancient crest pattern in buff on light brown 

background. 

58 inches by 39 inches. 

414 Three Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Same pattern as the preceding. 

49 inches by 2G inches. 

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415 Three Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Conventional crest pattern in dark green and 
dull brown tones. 

45 inches by 34 inches. 

416 Two Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Same pattern as the preceding. 

38 inches by 30 inches. 

417 Three Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Ancient crest and stripe pattern. Light 
brown tone. 

40 inches by 37 inches. 

418 Three Specimens of Shimagawa., or Stripe Leathers. 

White silk cord design on dark grass-green 
background. 

40 inches by 30 inches. 

419 Two Specimens of Shimagawa Leathers. 

Same pattern as the preceding. Brown tone. 

38 inches by 29 inches. 

420 Four Specimens of Shimagawa Leathers. 

Arrow feather pattern in white on grass- 
green background. 

38 inches by 27 inches. 

421 Four Specimens of Shimagawa Leathers. 

Same pattern as the preceding. Assorted. 
With slightly different shades of green. 

38 inches by 28 inches. 
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Seven Specimens of Shimagawa Leathers. 

Silk-net pattern in white on light brown 



background. 



30 inches by 22 inches. 



423 Five Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Conventional crest pattern. Dull purple on 
buff ground. 

40 inches bv 29 inches. 



424 Three Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 

Floral crest pattern in white on rich purple 
background. 

40 inches by 27 inches. 



425 Four Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 

Conventional wistaria design in white on 
purple background. 

45 inches by 32 inches. 

426 Two Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 

Conventional peony design on rich purple 



background. 



55 bv 35 inches. 



427 Two Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 
Same pattern as the preceding. 

43 bv 30 inches. 



428 Five Specimens of Gomen Leathers. 

Daisy pattern in white on purple background. 

46 by 32 inches. 

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429 Two Snecimens of Shobeikavva, or Leather Made 

During Shohei Period. 

Lion and peony design in dull green, red and 

buff. 

45 bv 34 inches. 

430 Two Specimens of Sarasa Leathers. 

Cherry blossoms in black on yellow back- 
ground. 

47 by 28 inches. 



ANTIQUE CARVINGS 

431 Old Temple Ornaments. 

Howo bird and chrysanthemum carved in an 
oval panel of conventional cloud design. Superb 
coloring. Came from Akina temple. Date, 1710. 
Length, 47 inches ; width, 19 inches. 

432 Old Temple Ornaments. 

Design, howo bird and peony bush. 

433 Old Temple Carving. 

Flying howo bird. By Hida Takumi. Came 
from Akina Temple. Date, 1580. 

Length, 46 inches ; width, 11 inches. 

434 Figure of the Spirit of Thunder. 

Bearing his drum above his head, forming a 
table. Carved in oak, and lacquered with dull 
red and gold. 

Height, 33 inches ; diameter, 36 inches. 
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435 Pair of Buddhist Shrine Doors. 

In carved wood and gold lacquered. The 
panels ornamented with lotus plants, the leaves 
colored green, the flowers pink. From Tonomine 
temple, in the province of Yamato. 

Height, 64 inches ; width, '66% inches. 

436 Old Temple Kamma. 

Two wine fairies on rock ; one playing flute, 
other drinking wine from large sake (wine) cup. 
Date, 1700. 

Length, 45 inches ; w T idth, 17 inches. 

437 Shrine Door. 

Painted grayish green. Carvings of various 
floral designs and a group of dragons, with 
brackets in the form of lions' heads. Date, 1700. 
Height, 47 inches ; width, 90 inches. 

438 Old Carved Post Hanging. 

Pine tree and stork design, carved and lac- 
quered. Date, 1750. 

Height, 68 inches ; width, 8% inches. 

439 Old Temple Table. 

Elaborately carved and gilded base, support- 
ed bv four Buddhist lions. Covered with old 
Himeji leather representing dragons among 
clouds, with a border of pine leaves. 

29% by 63 by 50% inches. 

440 Two Old Temple Lanterns. 

Of carved wood, brilliantly colored. From 

Shiba temple, Tokio. Very rare examples, a.d. 

1800. 

Height, 76 inches. 

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441 Altar Table. 

The sides carved with chrysanthemums in 
very high relief. Covered with gold lacquer. 
a.d. 1700. 

Height, 29 inches ; length, 49 inches. 

442 Old Carved Frieze. 

Lion among peony flowers in primitive style. 
Painted in green and red enamels and gold 
lacquer. 

Length, 44 inches; width, 65£ inches. 

443 Temple Ramma. 

Two lions and peony in blossom. Primitive 
style of carving. 

Length, 40 inches ; w T idth, 8 inches. 

444 Old Inner Shrine Ramma. 

Profusion of peony blossoms carved in re- 
lief and tinted in green, red and gold lacquer. 
Important specimen. 

Length, 41 inches ; width, 7>£ inches. 

445 Old Inner Shrine Ramma. 

Profusion of peony blossoms carved in re- 
lief and tinted in green, red and gold lacquer. 
Important specimen. 

Length, 40 inches ; width, 5 inches.- 

446 Old Frieze Carving. 

Lions in peony bush. Date, 1720. 

Height, 6% inches; length, 44 inches. 
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447 Old Nikko Ramma. 

Pair of lions in peony garden, carved in Koyn 
cedar, and colored with green and red enamel. 
Date, 1720. 

Height, 18 inches ; length, 39 inches. 

448 Pair of Circular Wood Medallions. 

Carved howo bird and peony, very richly 
colored. 

Diameter, 22 inches. 

449 Pair of Old Oak Carvings. 

Howo birds enamelled. 

Height, 7 inches ; length 19 inches. 

450 Small Carved Oak Panel. 

Carp and waterfall enamelled. 

Height, 23 inches ; width, 7 inches. 

451 Carved Oak Panel. 

Peacocks on pine tree, richly colored. 

Height, 23 inches ; width, 7 inches. 

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452 Small Oak Shrine Eamma. 

Design of howo bird enamelled. 

Length, 18 inches ; width, 4t% inches. 

453 Small Carved Panel. 

Duck swimming on iris pond. Delicate 



coloring. 



Length, 25 inches ; width, 7 inches. 



454 Small Round Panel. 

Carved peony flowers inlaid and richly col- 
ored. 

Diameter, 16 in J 

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455 Carved Wood Peony Flower. 

In cedar, and colored. 

Length, 44 inches ; width, $% inches. 

456 Old Palace Wall Carving. 

tf arrow upright panel. Design of peony buds 
and flowers, with butterflies. Rich green 
and red tones. Date, 1720. 

Height, 5G inches; width, 12 inches. 

457 Old Temple Carving. 

Lion and cub. Light green tone. By 
Takekawa Takumi. Date, 1700. 

Height, 11 inches ; width, 2G inches. 

458 Temple Screen Doors. 

Fourfold. Coated with gold lacquer and in- 
laid with carved panels representing howo bird, 
and lined with brocade. 
Height, G9 inches; widtli of panel, 133^ inches. 

459 Old Gold Lacquer Cabinet. 

With four-panel lattice doors. Each panel 

inlaid w T ith elaborate carvings, and finished 

witli various costly colored and gold lacquers ; 

lined with deep orange brocade. Date, 1700. 

Height, 53 inches; w T idth, 39 inches. 

4G0 Pair of Carved Wood Brackets. 

In design of dolphin and lotus leaf. Coated 
with gold lacquer. 

Height, 9% inches; width, 7 inches. 

4G1 Carving of a Descending Dragon, Looking Upward. 

From a temple gateway. The dominant color 
is green, a.d. 1GS0. 

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462 Ancient Carved Wood Lion. 

Mossy green and dull red, the result of 
weather and moisture. Thirteenth century. 

14:14 inches. 

463 Two Old Temple Candelabra. 

Carved wood and brass. The revolving 
pyramidal brass portions are intended to hold 
thirtv-two candles each. 

Height, 48 inches. 

464 Old Carved Wood Lion. 

Supporting emblem of precious stone on his 
head. Painted in dull green, red and gold. 

Height, 13 inches. 

465 Old Temple Mirror. 

Carved frame in design of dragons, and 
painted red and green. 

Height, 28 inches ; width, 17 inches. 

466 Two Panels. 

Masa cedar. Painted wild cats, peonies 
and waterfall. By Kano Naonobu. Date, 
circa 1540. 

Height, 70 « ; width, 31. 

467 Pair of Zashiki Ramma. 

Oak. Carved a jour, in design of carp, 
turtles and waves. 

Length, 71 inches ; width, 11 inches. 

468 Top of Temple Door. 

In the design of a curtain. Carved and 
gilded wood, with a fringe of beads. 

Length, 60 inches ; width, 15 inches. 

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469 Pair of Ramma. 

Carved a jour, maple trees and rocks 
painted in natural color, suggesting autumnal 
splendor. 

Length, 57 inches ; width, 153^ inches. 

470 Temple Earn ma. 

Carved a jour, pair of flying ho wo birds. 
Delicate blue on gold background, a.d. 1700. 
Length, 47 inches ; width, 13 inches. 

471 Old Inner Shrine Ramma. 

Three Buddhist angels, with musical instru- 
ments, carved in high relief. In three panels. 
Costly gold lacquer finish. Date, 1700. 

Length, 36 inches; height, 7 inches. 

472 Temple Ornament. 

Carved and colored wood, representing a bunch 
of plum blossoms. 

Height, 19 inches; length, 273^ inches. 

473 Pair of Light Colored Cedar Panels. 

Painted bamboo grove in snow, and sparrows. 
By an artist of the Kano school. 

Height, 71 inches ; width, 33 inches. 

474 Old Wood Carving. 

Oak. Peony flowers and leaves skilfully 
carved in very high relief, and painted in dull 
red and green. 

Height, 24 inches ; width, 18 inches. 
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475 Large Cabinet. 

Decorated with colored carvings of bamboo 
and morning glories. The two panelled swing- 
ing doors below are of delicate lattice-work 
sliding panels at top, and panels at the bottom 
of colored carvings representing a bamboo 
grove. The interior is finished in gold lacquer, 
and with a lattice ceiling. 

Height, 74 inches ; width, 52 inches. 

476 Pair of Old Carved Dolphins. 

Oak, treated with green enamel. Date, 1740. 

Height, 31 inches. 

477 Large Temple Kamma. 

Carved design of plum tree in full blossom, 
and a dragon amid cloud forms. Date, circa 
1750. 

Length, 100 inches ; width, 16 inches. 

478 Large Temple Ramma. 

Companion to the foregoing. 

Length, 86 inches ; width, 16 inches. 

479 Old Palace Eamma. 

Stork flying about pine tree painted in natural 
colors, a.d. 1600. 

Length, 66 inches ; width, 16 inches. 

480 Old Carved Buddhist Lion. 

Oak, painted in blue tone. Date, circa 

1600. 

Height, 20 inches; width, 23 inches. 

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481 Old Carved Buddhist Lion. 

Companion to the foregoing. 

482 Old Temple Carving. 

Oak. Flying dragon and clouds painted in 
bright colors. 

Height, 11 inches ; width, 23 inches. 

483 Old Temple Carving. 

Companion to the foregoing. 

484 Carved Wood Panel. 

Peony design, perforated centre in form of 
Chinese fan. Dull red and blue tone. Date, 
circa 1750. 

Height, 18 inches; width, 51 inches, 

485 Carved Wood Panel. 

Companion to the foregoing. 

Height, 18 inches ; width, 52 inches. 

486 Pair of Old Shrine Carvings. 

Cedar. Design of plum flowers and birds, 
coated with gold lacquer. Date, 1700. 

Height, 5% inches ; width, 8 inches. 

487 Square Temple Table. 

Of elaborately carved, colored and gilded 
wood. The top of table is covered with leather. 



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MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS 

488 Old Japanese Sword. 

Guard and hilt are decorated with gold and 
silver on iron. Scabbard is covered with old 
gold leather. Blade is by Amakuni. Date, 
circa a.d. 1700. 

Length, 343^ inches. 

489 Pair of Old Leather Boxes. 

Square tall form. Covered with garnet leather, 
bearing plum crest in gold. Used by daimio 
during their travels. Date, circa 1680. 

Height, 22 inches ; width, 163^ inches. 

490 Cabinet. 

With shelves and four drawers. The doors 
inlaid with old carvings, and applications of 
gold lacquer leather. 

Height, 47 inches ; width, 27 inches. 

491 Low Leather Screen. 

The panel inlaid with two carved dragons 
holding up a gem. Upper ramma carved with 
design of peony flowers and birds. 

Height, 41 inches; width, 37 inches. 

492 Pair of Leather Saddle Bags. 

Bichly decorated with golden dragon on a red 
background. Date, circa 1680. 

21 inches by 273^ inches. 

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493 Metal Mirror. 

With hroad frame which is decorated with 
dragons in relief. Of finely gilt bronze. These 
mirrors were used in Shinto temples as symbol- 
izing t'ie presence of a Deity. Date, circa a.d. 
1550. 

Diameter, 11J£ inches. 

494 Old Temple Metal Mirror. 

Mounted in wood carving of the design of a 
flying stork and a pine tree. 

Diameter of mirror, 9% inches. 
Wood carving, height, 17 inches ; width, 23 inches. 

495 *> Old Metal Mirror. 

With carved gilded wood frame. 

Height, 25 inches. 

496 Old Metal Mirror. 

Carved wood frame in design of dragon and 
cloud. 

Height, 10 % inches. 

497 Old Metal Mirror. 

Mounted in carved wood frame in design of 
golden cloud. 

Height, 9 inches. 

498 Old Metal Mirror. 

Reverse side beautifully chiselled in ancient 

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floral design. Used by the ladies of the court. 
Fourteenth century. 

Diameter, 143^ inches. 

499 Old Temple Metal Mirror. 

Used in front of inner shrine. 

Diameter, 12 inches. 
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500 Old Shrine Mirror. 

Dragon and wave design. 



501 Pair of Old Metal Mirrors. 



Diameter, 4% inches. 



502 Pair of Old Metal Mirrors. 

In form of kikyo flower. 

Diameter, 4% inches. 

503 Old Metal Mirror. 

With handle. Reverse side has beautiful 
chiseled work. 

Diameter, 14 inches. 

50 1 Old Metal Mirror. 

With handle. 

Diameter, 93^ inches. 

505 OH Metal Mirror. 

With handle. 

Diameter, 7 inches. 

506 Polished Brass Koro. 

Chased design of lotus flower, the cover sur- 
mounted by a small lotus pod. a.d. 1600. 

Height, %% inches. 

507 Old Yegoro, or Koro. 

With handle in form of lotus flower. Sur- 
faced with gold. 

Length, 10 inches. 

508 Old Brass Koro. 

Maple-leaf design in relief. Cover is sur- 
mounted with lion. 

Height, 43^ inches. 

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509 Old Brass Koro. 

Cover is surmounted with lion. Kich brown 

tone. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 4 inches. 

510 Koro. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Cover is surmounted 

with lion. 

Height, 5 inches. 

511 Old Brass Koro. 

Wise men in bamboo grove, in high relief. 

Height, 5)4 inches. 

512 Old Brass Koro. 

Bamboo design in high relief. 

Height, 5)4 inches. 

513 Old Brass Koro. 

Gold-surfaced. Cover surmounted with lion. 

Height, 5)4 inches. 

514 Old Bronze Koro. 

Howo bird in high relief. 

Height, 5 inches. 

515 Pair of Old Brass Sake Kettles. 

Carp and wave design hammered out in relief. 

516 Pair of Old Brass Crests. 

Wistaria design hammered out in relief. 
From Hongwanji temple ceiling. 

Diameter, 8)4 inches. 

517 Bronze Unpan, or Cloud Form Board Gong. 

Used in Buddhist temples for summoning 
priests. Fifteenth century. 

Diameter, W)4 inches. 
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518 Old Brass Water Pot. 

Hammered out in the form of gourd. 

7 inches. 

519 Pair of Triple Keman. 

Hammered and pierced brass, bound together 

by strings of beads and metal ornaments. The 

lotus flower ornamentation is colored in dull red 

and green. 

Height, 31 inches. 

520 Three Keman. 

Hammered and pierced brass, bound together 
by strings of beads and metal ornaments. The 
lotus flower ornamentation is colored in dull red 
and green. Sixteenth century. 

Length, 50 inches. 

521 Pair of Old Brass Keman. 

Hammered dragon design and bead hangings. 
Height, 30 inches ; width, 14 inches. 

522 Pair of Keman. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Lotus flower design 

perforated on panel. Pendant ornament of 

beads. Inscription, Showoin temple. Date, 

1660. 

Length, 30 inches. 

523 Pair of Keman. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Lotus design with bead 
pendant. Date, 1670. 

Length, 25 inches. 

524 Pair of Keman. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Lotus design. Date, 



1695. 

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Length, 17 inches. 



525 Keman. 

Lotas plant design pierced, hammered and 
gilt. Pendant ornaments of beads. Date, 
circa 1500. 

Length, 26 inches. 

526 Old Temple Bronze Gong. 

With carved wood stand. 

527 Temple Gong and Stand. 

The gong, of bronze, with gold surface, has an 
exquisite tone. The stand, of carved wood, is 
in the form of a lotus plant, with leaves and 
flowers painted green and red, and supported 
by a Buddhist lion lacquered in colors and 
gold. 

Height, 53 inches. 

528 Musical Sounding Temple Gong. 

Hangs from the mouth of a dragon, richly 
decorated and gilt. The gong of bronze, the 
dragon of carved wood. 

529 Pair of Old Hexagonal Pagoda Bells. 

Such as hang from the projecting eaves of 
the pagodas. When set in motion: by the wind, 
they give several distinct tones. From the 
Tennoji temple of Osaka. Date, circa 1350. 

530 Old Temple Lantern. 

Perforated brass, of singular form. Used at 
entrance of gate of Shinto temple. 

Height, 4134 inches; width, 47>£ inches. 

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531 Tall Cylindrical Jar with Coyer. 

Old cloisonne enamel. Dragons and clouds 
in green, red and other colors on a deep ivory- 
colored ground. Date, circa a.d. 1700. 

Height, 9 inches. 

532 Hexagonal Vase. 

Old cloisonne enamel. Wild geese and clouds 

in grayish white and red on a rich green ground. 

Date, circa a.d. 1650. 

Height, 9% inches. 

533 Dish. 

Old cloisonne enamel. Lotus plants in a 
pond, in the natural colors, on a ground of 
deep ivory color. The exterior is ornamented 
with a scale pattern, and the bottom of the foot 
with a lotus scroll. Date, circa a.d. 1800. 

Diameter, 11J£ inches. 

534 Candlestick. 

Old cloisonne enamel. The three curved 

legs and the bowl are decorated with scattered 

flowers in red and yellow enamel, on a ground 

of deep green. 

Height, 10 inches. 

535 Wine Kettle. 

Of cast iron, decorated with a spray of the 
tsuta vine. The cover is of hammered brass, 
chased with a stream and chrysanthemums. 
Some of the flowers in green and red enamels. 
Date, circa A. d. 1700. 

536 Pair of Temple Candelabra. 

Bronze storks supporting lotus plants. The 

wings of the birds are minutely inlaid with 

silver. 

Height, 31 inches. 

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537 Pair of Temple Tea Bowls. 

Of enamel, with stand. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 5 inches. 

538 Old Cloisonne Bowl. 

Conventional floral design, with Chinese 
characters meaning " happiness and longevity " 
in dull red and blue on tea-green background. 
Sixteenth century. 

Height, 3% inches. 

539 Small Bronze Teapot. 

In the form of a dragon, the head of which 
forms the spout, and the tail the handle. 
Eemarkably fine workmanship. Ascribed to 
Myochin. Date, circa 1650. 

540 Old Iron Tray. 

Oblong, with turned edge hammered out. 
Design of grapevine laden with fruit. By 
Yamashiro. Date, circa 1650. 

541 Small Shrine. 

Of fine bronze, richly gilt, and chiselled with 
lotus flowers and other decoration. Date, circa 
a.d. 1250. 

Height, 1% inches ; width, 8 inches. 

542 Pair of Old Temple Candalabra. 

In bronze, in the form of storks holding lotus 
branches, the feathers inlaid with silver. 

543 Pair of Temple Lanterns. 

In gilted bronze. Pagoda form, with lotus 
base and top, surmounted by storks. 

Height, 34}£ inches. 
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544 Temple Table. 

Peculiarly curved legs. Covered with gold 
lacquer. Came from Koya temple of Kii. 
Very rare example, a.d. 1600. 
Height, 23 inches; length, 39 inches; width, 16 inches. 

545 Old Shrine Table. 

Inlaid with small panel with peony and lion 
design, a.d. 1650. 

Lenght, 22 inches ; height, 8 inches. 

546 Old Bronze Temple Gong. 

With carved wood stand. 

547 Pair of Temple Banners. 

Gold-surfaced brass, chased with chrysanthe- 
mum and lotus, the head of the banner dec- 
orated with bent straps of metal. 

Length, 38 inches. 

548 Pair of Vases. 

Richly patinated brass, with storks and pine 
tree, ducks and reed grass in very high relief. 
Elephant-head handles. Mark, Bunseido. Date, 
1840. 

Height, 12 inches. 

549 Yogu-Soku, or Shrine Garniture. 

Comprising pair of candlesticks, pair of vases, 
and koro. All of gold-surfaced brass. Used in 
front of shrine in Buddhist temple. Seventeenth 
century. 



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Saturday, February 14th 

BEGINNING PROMPTLY AT 2.30 O'CLOCK 

550 Mitsu-gusoku, or Shrine Set. 

Composed of candlestick in design of a stork 
on turtle, vase with lion handles, and koro 
with bamboo design. All of gold-surfaced 
brass. Used in front of Buddhist shrine. 
Seventeenth century. 

551 Old Brass Hibachi. 

Chased design of a gourd vine. Fine deep 
colored patina. 

Height, 73^ inches. 

552 Baluster-formed Vase. 

Finely toned pale yellow brass. Design of 
various crests in low relief. 

Height, 9 inches. 

553 Large Hibachi. 

Fine brass. The base has carved designs of 
dragons and waves. Lion-head handles. Date, 
1700. 

Height, 18 inches ; diameter, 183^ inches. 

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554 Old Brass Hibachi. 

Pale yellow tone. Chased Karakusa design. 
Two-ring handles depending from lions" heads 
in relief. Carved teakwood stand. Date, 
seventeenth, century. 

Height, 8 inches. 



555 Pair of Brass Hanging Lanterns. 

In the form of shrine in boat. Gold-sur- 
faced brass. Seventeenth century. 

Height, 7%. inches. 



556 Melon-shaped Hanging Lantern. 

Iron frame and brass panels perforated in a 
net design. Sixteenth century. 

Height, 13 inches. 

557 Pair of Temple Lanterns. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Hexagonal shrine form. 
Imperial chrysanthemum crest pierced on six 
sides. Fourteenth century. 

558 Eight-sided Bottle-shaped Lantern, 

With ribs prolonged and hooked to hold the 
chains by which it hangs. 

Height, 14^ inches. 

559 Pair of Temple Hanging Lanterns. 

Gold-surfaced brass. The panels perforated 
in a hexagonal pattern. Strings of metal orna- 
ments hang from the corners of roof. Seven- 
teenth century. 

Height, 17 inches. 
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560 Pair of Handsome Gilt Bronze Lanterns. 

The panels perforated in design of cherry 
blossoms. Dragon handle at top. 

Height, 24 inches. 

561 Yegoro, or Incense-burner, with Long Handle. 

Gold -surfaced brass, in the form of a lotus 
branch, the flower forming the receptac e for 
the incense. Used by the chief priest of a 
Budhist temple. 

Length, 133^ inches. 

562 Temple Vase. 

Polished brass, in the form of an ancient 
Chinese bronze. Karakusa design, elaborately 
carved. Seventeenth century. 

Height, 13>£ inches. 

563 Temple Candlestick. 

Polished brass, in the form of a stork stand- 
ing on a tortoise, supporting lotus plant. Seven- 
teenth century. 

Height, 16 inches. 

564 Pair of Temple Candlesticks. 

Polished brass. Beautifully chased in chrys- 
anthemum design. Seventeenth century. 

Height, 27 inches. 

565 Old Brass Candlestick. 

In form of lotus plant. 

Height, 12 inches. 

566 Old Brass Candlestick. 

In form of lotus plant. 

Height, 18 inches. 
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567 Large Hanging Lantern. 

Karakane bronze. Hammered and pierced 
designs, with a fine green patina. From the 
gate of the Gion temple, Kioto. Date, circa 
a.d. 1700. 

Height, 32 inches. 

568 Fine Old Hibachi. 

Cast iron. Artistically decorated with a re- 
lief of boatmen poling their boat against the 
current, and bound at top and bottom with 
brass. Date, circa a.d. 1750. 

Height, 8% inches ; diameter, 13 inches. 

569 Two Brass Temple Dishes. 

Perforated in a design of Tokugawa crests 
and gold surfaced. Seventeenth century. 

Diameter, 11 inches. 

570 Eight Brass Temple' Dishes. 

Perforated in a design of lotus flowers and 
leaves. Seventeenth century. 

Diameter, 10 inches. 

571 Pair of Old Temple Candlesticks. 

Cloisonne. In the form of lotus plants with 
buds and leaves. Date, circa a.d. 1750. 

Height, 27 inches. 

572 Old Temple Vase. 

Cloisonne enamel. In the form of a lotus 
leaf with bud and petals. Date, circa a.d. 
1750. 

Height, 19 inches. 
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573 Old Cloisonne Vase. 

In various enamels, mainly blue. Orna- 
mented with medallions. Date, circa A.D. 
1850. 

Height, lb% inches ; diameter, 18 inches. 

574 Pair of Temple Hibachi. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Each ornamented with 
six panels of floral and other designs. 

Height, 14 inches. 

575 Pair of Elaborately Decorated Vases. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Ornamented with pea- 
cocks and howo birds in relief, and minutely 
carved floral scrolls and other ornaments. 

Height, 30 inches. 

576 Pair of Rinto, or Hanging Lamps. 

Brass. Carved floral decoration pendant from 
elaborately carved and gilded wooden brackets. 

Length, 30 inches. 

577 Pair of Rinto, or Hanging Lamps. 

Brass. Carved floral design. Bracket carved 
and gilded in form of elephant heads. 

Length, 24 inches. 

578 Five Remarkable Temple Tea Bowls. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Shallow form. From 
Hiyeizan temple. Made in fifteenth century. 
Height, \% inches ; diameter, 43^ inches. 

579 Six Brass Temple Tea Cups and Saucers. 

Gold surface. Chiselled in form of lotus 
flower. Used in Buddhist temples for offering 
tea to deities. Mark, Jinko. Fifteenth century. 

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580 Six Brass Temple Tea Cups and Saucers. 

Gold surface. Fifteenth century. 

581 Two Old Temple Tea Cups. 

With cover and stands. Gold surfaced. 

582 Three Temple Tea Cups. 

Gold -surfaced brass. 

583 Brass Temple Tea Cup. 

With cover and stand, a.d. 1700. 

Height, 3% inches. 

584 Brass Temple Tea Cup. 

With cover and stand of gold-surfaced brass. 
Minutely carved and chased with lotus and cloud 
design, a.d. 1700. 

Height, 5 inches. 

585 Koro, or Incense Burner. 

Gold-surfaced brass. The interior is in- 
geniously arranged with separate plates of iron 
pierced in the form of Sanscrit letters so that 
the incense when introduced will burn in that 
shape. Date, circa a.d. 1550. 

Height, 15 inches. 

586 Koro. 

Polished brass. Carved conventional peony 

design, the pierced cover surmounted by a 

Buddhist lion in full relief. Date, circa a.d. 

1700. 

Height, 11 inches. 

587 Old Brass Incense Burner. 

After design of lotus plant. Long stems form 
the handle. About 1700 a.d. 

Height, 13 inches. 
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OLD JAPANESE LEATHERS 

588 Panel. 

Embossed deerskin. Buddhist lion among 
flowers in low relief. 

25 inches by 17 inches. 

589 Small Panel. 

Embossed deerskin. Marine monsters among 

waves. 

13% inches by 8% inches. 

590 Small Panel. 

Embossed deerskin. Pine-cone pattern. 

14 inches by 9 inches. 

591 Small Panel. 

Embossed deerskin. Buddhist lions and foli- 
age. 

14 inches by 8% inches. 

592 Small Panel. 

Embossed deerskin. Conventional design. 

15 inches by 9% inches. 

593 Small Panel. 

Embossed deerskin. Buddhist lions and 

flowers. 

14 inches by 10 inches. 

594 Small Panel. 

Embossed deerskin. Conventional chrysanthe- 
mum design. 

14 inches by 8>2 inches. 

595 Small Panel. 

Embossed deerskin. Floral pattern. 

14 inches by 9 inches. 
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596 Small Panel. 

Embossed deerskin. Fudo and two com- 
panions. 

9% inches by 9 inches. 

597 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather. Vase 
design. 

32^ inches by 18 inches. 

598 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather. 
Flowers in gold and dull colors on a diapered 
ground. 

323^ inches by 12 inches. 

599 Piece of Embossed and Lacquered Himeji Leather. 

Floral scrolls in dull gold. 
Greatest measurements, 27 inches by 20 inches. 

600 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather 
Buddhist saints and floral scrolls in gold and 
colors. 

213^ inches by 22 inches. 

601 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather. 
Fugen on elephant, and floral scrolls in gold and 
colors, showing European influence in the 
design. 

22 inches by 22 inches. 

602 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather. 
Similar to the foregoing. 

22 inches by 19 inches. 

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603 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Ilimeji leather. 
Design of small fruits and flowers. 

24 inches by 24 inches. 

604 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather. 
Crests and kiri blossoms on a richly stamped 
ground. 

24 inches by 18 inches. 

605 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather. 
Crests and flowers on a richly stamped ground. 

24 inches by 18 inches. 

606 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather. 
Peonies in colors on a gold ground. 

21% inches by 18% inches. 

607 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather. 
Peonies in dull red, with leaves in gold, on a 
gray ground. 

22 inches by 18 inches. 

608 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji morocco. 
Peony in flower. 

27 inches by 26 inches. 

609 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji morocco. 
Hydrangea and sparrows in gold and colors. 

26 inches by 23% inches. 

610 Panel. 

Embossed and lacquered Himeji leather. Vari- 
ous designs, in hexagonal forms. 

70 inches by 23% inches. 
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611 Yatsushiro Leather. 

The name derived from the place of manu- 
facture in the province of Higo. Flower and 
scroll pattern in delicate red, yellow and blue 
on white ground. This leather was chiefly used 
by armor-makers in the latter part of the seven- 
teenth century. Very rare specimen. 

26i4 inches by 22 inches. 

612 Yatsushiro Leather. 

Same pattern. Made about same period as 
the above. 

22 inches by W% inches. 

613 Small Deerskin. 

OJive green ground. Howo and Karakusa de- 
sign in dull red and blue. 

18 inches by 12 inches. 



614 Old Japanese Painted Leather. 

A very rare example. The lining of a breast- 
plate or cuirass, decorated with Buddhist lions 
and peonies in many colors. Painting on unvar- 
nished leather, deerskin preferably, in distemper, 
is an art which is perhaps peculiar to Japan. 
Connected with it, as color painting on paper is 
with water-color painting, are the arts of print- 
ing and stencilling on leather. The examples in 
the present collection are such as were used by 
the armor-makers, which were invariably in 
small sizes. Being intended for no other use, 
they were at all times rare in Japan. 
Greatest measurements, 15 inches by \\% inches. 

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615 Japanese Fawnskin. 

Painted bands of dragon and cloud design, 
Tennin playing on sho, or mouth-organ, and 
other Buddhist emblems, among which may be 
noticed the signs Libra, Cancer, Pisces, and 
Gemini. Date, circa a.d. 1780. 
Greatest measurements, 30 inches by 21 inches. 

616 Small Panel. 

Japanese painted leather, with a drawing in 
india ink and colors of Kaminari, the spirit of 
the thunder. After a painting by Korin. Date, 
circa a.d. 1800. 

\%% inches by 9 inches. 

617 Small Panel. 

Japanese painted leather, with a drawing in 
india ink and colors of the spirit of the wind. 
After a painting by Korin. • 

12 >2 inches by 9 inches. 

618 Small Panel. 

Japanese painted leather. Two dragons in 
water. After a painting by Korin. 

9 inches by 11 % inches. 

619 Small Panel. 

Japanese painted leather. Dragons in clouds, 
with the mystical jewel of the soul. 

13 inches by 93^ inches. 

620 Panel. 

Old Japanese painted Kawa Fukusa. The 
designs are copies of illuminations from the 
Buddhist scriptures, painted in the manner of 
the Tosa school. 

22 inches by 22 inches. 
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621 Kawa Fukusa, or Leather Tray Cover. 

The design represents a collection of fans in 
the style of the Ukioye school. 

22 inches by 22 inches. 

622 Kawa Fukusa, or Tray Cover. 

The design represents four Rakan, or Budd- 
hist saints, in meditation. 

22 inches by 22 inches. 

623 Kawa Fukusa, or Tray Cover. 

The design represents iris flowers and conven- 
tional butterflies. 

19 inches by 19 inches. 

624 Kawa Fukusa, or Tray Cover. 

The design represents musical instruments 
and very old masks used in the Kamura, or 
sacred dances. These masks are preserved in 
the great temple at Itsukushima. They repre- 
sent the king of the under world, the god of 
war, old age, and benevolence. 

625 Four Japanese Deerskins. 

Hand-painted, in many small circular medal- 
lions, with small landscapes of the Shijio school, 
on a ground of conventional rain design. 

Each, about 38 inches by 28 inches. 

626 Japanese Fawnskin. 

Painted with many small designs of flags and 
emblems. 
Greatest measurements, 19 inches by 20 inches. 

627 Japanese Deerskin. 

Painted with the "thousand storks " design. 
Greatest measurements, 46 inches by 27 inches. 

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OLD WOOD CARVINGS AND SCREENS 

628 Panel. 

Carved A jour. With Futen, or the spirit of 
the storm, bearing on his back a capacious bag, 
whence are said to come not only the awful 
storms of winter, but thegentle zephyrs of spring. 
Rare specimen. By Marnya Tokumi, a.d. 1770. 
Height, 36 inches ; width, 20 inches. 

629 Altar Table. 

The sides are carved with stories of the sages, 
terminating in brackets carved with pine 
branches. Painted with various colors over gold 
background, a.d. 1650. 

Height, 29 inches ; length, 45 inches. 

630 Panel. 

Of carved and gilded wood, representing in 
full relief a grapevine with foliage and fruit 
growing from a rock. With a border in black 
and gold. 

Height, 14 inches ; width, 34 inches. 

631 Old Carved Oak Circular Panel. 

Peony flowers and leaves carved in high 
relief. Beautiful color scheme. 

Diameter, 153^ inches. 

632 Oblong Wood Panel. 

Figure of Geisha. By first Utamaro. Date, 
circa 1760. 

Length, 65 inches ; width, 5 inches. 
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633 Gold-lacquered Tokugawa Cabinet. 

Decorated on all sides with the Saigota pat- 
tern, or Japanese fret, upon which are spaced 
Tokugawa crests. Four strongly hinged doors 
provided with locks give access to small and 
large drawers similarly decorated. There are 
heavy brass handles at the sides. 

30 inches by 36 inches by 18 inches. 

634 Old Shrine Table. 

Inlaid with carving of lion and peony. Richly 
colored in green and red. 

Height, 12 inches ; length, 32 inches. 

635 Old Shrine Table. 

Inlaid with carving of quail and flower de- 
sign. Richly colored with various lacquers, and 
ornamented with brass work. 

Height, 10 inches ; length, 26 inches. 

636 Old Shrine Table. 

Inlaid with panel of peony carving, entirely 
coated with gold lacquer. 

637 Old Palace Wall Carving. 

Upright narrow panel in Yurshnio cedar. 
Carved pheasant and plum tree in full bloom. 
Spray of iris in foreground. Rich coloring. 
Date, 1720. 

Height, 42 inches; width, 6J^ inches. 

638 Old Palace Wall Carving. 

Companion to the preceding. Design, pea- 
cock perched on rock in a peony garden. 

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639 Four-panelled Swinging Door of a Temple. 

Carved designs of the deities of war. The 
color is pale green. From Tonomine temple, 
near Nara. Circa, a.d. 1000. 
Height, 58 inches ; width of panel, 19 inches. 

640 Shrine Fourfold with Lattice Doors. 

The lattice work is coated with gold lacquer, 
lined with dull red brocade. Lower part of 
door panelled, with a design of lotus carved in 
relief. Date, 1680. 
Height, 693^ inches ; width of panel, 12>£ inches. 

641 Old Oak 'Wood Carving. 

Design of heron and camelia, tinted in pink 
and green. Date, 1700. 

Height, 7 inches; length, 24 inches. 

642 Old Wood Carving. 

Gnarled branch of blossoming plum tree rest- 
ing on conventional cloud. Bare specimen of 
wood carving, by Tatekawa Takumi. Date, 
1700. 

Length, 26 inches. 

643 Old Carved Palace Screen. 

Fourfold. Each fold is inlaid with profusely 
carved panels of birds and flowers in marvel- 
lously rich design. Colored in a charming green 
tone against a gold background. Date, 1780. 
Height, 61 inches ; width of each panel, 17 inches. 

644 OldNikko Eamma. 

Design of brood of chickens nestling in a 
bamboo grove. Richly colored with costly 
pigments. Date, circa 1740. 

Height, 19 inches ; length, 40 inches. 
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645 Small Eamma, 

Carved a jour, cocks fighting, and a hen, with 
a background of foliage. By Maruya Tokumi. 
a.d. 1750. 

Height, 16 inches ; length, 38 inches. 

646 Door. 

Of gold-lacquered lattice work, with carvings 
representing a bamboo grove, painted green. 
The lattice is lined with old buff and gold 
brocade. 
Height, 70 inches ; width of each panel, 12% inches. 

647 Altar Table. 

The sides are carved with Buddhist Tennin, 
or angels playing on musical instruments. 
Mounted on a second table of simpler form ; 
both covered with gold lacquer. The carvings 
are decorated in various enamels, a.d. 1700. 
Height, %^l% inches ; length, 53 inches. 

648 Old Carved Round Panel. 

Lotus plants in blossom, carved in high relief 
and painted in natural color. Date, 1650. 

Diameter, 15 % inches. 

649 Richly Carved Altar Table. 

The entire surface, in gold lacquer, orna- 
mented with brass. a.d. 1650. 

Height, 183^ inches; length, 41 inches. 

650 Katoguchi, or Frieze of a Shrine. 

Carved in high relief with small figures and 
plum branches. The figures represent the per- 
formers in the plum-blossom dance. By Jin- 
guro, the most celebrated carver of Japan. 
Date, circa a.d. 1640. (See Prefatory Notes.) 

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651 Large Ram ma. 

Carved in verv hi^h relief, with a rich scroll 
o± ny branch* - ,nd flowers painted in nat- 
ural colors. From Akiwa temple, in province 
of Totomi. Attributed to Jinguro family, a.d. 
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L s Ramma. 

Pi dc tae - roll of ny branches, and 
: : kf with brood, carved in high 

relief and treated in natural colore From 
Akiwa temple, in province of Totomi. 

Length, SO inches : width, SO inches 



"3 Four Panels. 

Playing lions carved in high relief, and v 
idlv colored. Bv Jinguro I. 

inch 3 . i :nche 

H Old Carved Oak Ramm 

Lions and peony, colored. From Tennoji 
Asaka. Bv Jin^ur: a.d. 1650. 

Length, Si inches . width, " . inch 

" r » Jinguro Carvii. _ 

Round panel. >fled dragon ; 1 in low 
rehef. Superb coloring. Date, 1540. 

Diameter, ll 1 -. inch 

6.: Jingu: ;irvir _ 

mpanion to the preceding. Lion nibbling his 
iw, under bamboo bush. 
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657 Jinguro Carving. 

Pair of ducks swimming in water. Graceful 
design. Has exquisite deep blue and red color- 
ing, touched with gold. Date, 1600. 

Height, 12 inches ; length, 40 inches. 

658 Jinguro Carving. 

Lion and peonies, carved and enamelled. 
Date, 1850. 

Height, 6 inches ; length, 22 inches. 

659 Pair of Unkei Lions. 

Carved of ancient oak, wonderfully well pre- 
served. The name of temple from which they 
came is forbidden to be stated here. Twelfth 
century. 

Height, 18 inches. 

660 Old Carved Shrine Door. 

In four panels of narrow lattice work, with 
iris design at the foot of each panel. Exquisite 
dark blue effect. Date, 1650. 
Height, 34 inches ; width of each panel, 8 inches. 

661 Old Carved Shrine Door. 

In four panels of beautifully spaced lattice 
work. Lower part has spray of lotus blossoms- 
Charming blue and pink effect. Date, 1680. 
Height, 40 inches; width of each panel, 12 inches. 

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662 Wood Carving in Open Shrine. 

Monju, holding roll of Scripture, seated upon 
the renza, or lotus flower, borne upon the back 
of the sacred lion. Saddle flaps ornamented 
with peony flower in pure gold. Expression of 

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of Kanaoka and Takuma schools. Without 
doubt the work of Kokei, grandson of Tankio. 

Date, 1350. 

Height, 8% inches. 

663 Carved Wood Candlestick. 

War deity holding peony flower, which forms 
candle cup. Rare specimen of fifteenth century. 

Height, 10 inches. 

664 Carved Wood Candlestick. 

Chinese warrior holding peony flower, which 
forms candle cup. Rare specimen of fifteenth 
century. 

Height, 8% inches. 

665 Howo Bird. 

In full relief. Intended to ornament the 
gable of a shrine. Carved oak, colored green, 
blue, red, and white. Date, 1650. 

Height, 9 inches ; length, 28 inches. 

666 Twofold Lattice-work Screen. 

Carved panels with conventionalized pea- 
cocks, and lined w T ith old silk. 

Height, 69 inches ; width, 33 inches. 

667 Pediment of a Door. 

Satsuma oak. Howo birds, carved and tinted 
dull gray. By Hida Takumi. Date, 1680. 
Height, 233^ inches ; length, 60 inches. 

668 Pediment of a Door. 

Satsuma oak. Carved design of kirin tinted 
dull gray. A companion piece to the fore- 
going. 

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OLD LEATHERS 

669 Old Dutch Leather Panels. 

Hand tooled on a metallic ground glazed with 
rich orange lacquer. Anemones, tulips, pome- 
granates and other fruits painted in oil colors. 
These leathers were imported into Japan 
about a.d. 1580. They are from the ceiling 
of the tea-room adjoining the castle of 
Takamatsu, in the province of Sanuki. Under 
the government of the celebrated Hideyoshi, 
envoys were sent to Eome to open communica- 
tions with the Pope, who, on their return, sent 
by them presents of fine leathers, rugs, and other 
works of art, which were later distributed by 
Hideyoshi among his favorite feudatories. These 
panels, and some others of European manufacture 
in this collection, were thus brought into Japan. 

55 inches by 31 inches. 

670 Old Dutch Leather Panel. 

Companion to the preceding. 

51 inches by 31 inches. 

671 Old Dutch Leather Panel. 

Companion to the preceding. 

Mo% inches by 31 inches. 

672 Panel of Old Dutch Leather. 

Of the same provenance as preceding, and of 

the same character ; but with a design of fruits. 

parrot and butterfly among roses, tulips and 

anemones. 

70 inches by 30 inches. 

673 Panel of Old French or Flemish Leather. 

In the style of Louis XIV., with arabesque 

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lic ground, on a background of bluish gray. 

22 inches by 22 inches. 

674 Four Panels of Old Dutch Leather. 

On a background of dull olive green. A large 
diaper pattern is reserved in the metallic ground, 
glazed with orange lacquer, and filled in with 
flowers in their natural colors. 

Each, 24 inches bv 21 inches. 

675 Pair of Old Dutch Leather Panels. 

Hand tooled on metallic ground glazed with 
orange lacquer, and painted in oils, with sprays 
of flowers and leaves in their natural colors. 

Each, 29 inches by 25 inches. 

676 Long Panel of Old Dutch Leather. 

Hand tooled on metallic ground glazed with 
orange lacquer, and painted in oils, with sprays 
of anemones, asters and roses. Rococo style. 

106 inches by 30 inches. 

677 Two Panels of Old French or Flemish Leather. 

Style of Louis XV., with arabesque designs, 
birds and flowers reserved in gold lacquer on a 
metallic ground. The background is painted 
blue and gray. One panel is much darker in 
tone than its companion. 

Each, 28 inches by 19^ inches. 

677& Panel of Old Dutch or Flemish Leather. 

Design of urns and flowers reserved in gold 
lacquer on a metallic ground, and filled in alter- 
nately with ruby lacquer and a dull greenish 
gray. 

Yl% inches by 16> 2 inches. 
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678 Small Panel of Old European Leather. 

Hand stamped on metallic ground glazed 
with gold lacquer, and decorated with fillets 
and flowers in natural colors. 

223^ inches by 29 inches. 

679 Panel of Old Dutch Leather. 

Hand tooled on metallic ground glazed with 
rich golden lacquer, and painted with a large 
spray of leaves and flowers in oils. 

223^ inches by 29 inches. 

680 Old Japanese Kokuin Leather. 

Worked in the manner of ancient Venetian 
leather, with small hand stamps, repeated to 
form a large pattern. The stamps are of un- 
usual design — peacock's feathers, etc. They 
form very large rosettes, glazed with gold lacquer 
over metal leaf. This and following two num- 
bers are of the highest art in leather ever attained 
by Japanese leather artists, and considered by 
all Japanese leather collectors as the only speci- 
mens of their kind in existence. From the Asano 
collection. Osaka Asano, a celebrated armorer, 
flourished between a.d. 1680 and 1750. These 
leathers w r ere part of his stock used for linings of 
cuirasses, greaves and helmets, and for the capari- 
sons of war-horses. Most of the collection was 
dispersed at the time of the revolution in Japan, 
but these pieces, with some others, were retained 
in the possession of the family until recently. 
This stvle, in imitation of the old Venetian 
leathers brought back by Hideyoshi's envoys, 
is known in Japan as the Kokuin-de, or " black 
seal" style, the impressions of the tools showing 
dark on the gold ground. 
Greatest measurements, 32% inches by 32 inches. 

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681 Old Japanese Kokuin Leather. 

Companion to the preceding. 

32 J^ inches by 32 inches. 

682 Old Japanese Kokuin Leather. 

Companion to the preceding. 

36 inches by 20 inches. 

683 Old Japanese Leather. 

Known as makiye de gawa, or gold lacquer 
leather. The design is of birds, flowers and 
howo crests stamped in real gold lacquer on a 
ground of chocolate-colored lacquer. From the 
Asano collection. The date is about a.d. 1740. 
Greatest measurements, 81 inches by 33 inches. 

684 Old Japanese Leather. 

Companion to the preceding. From the Asano 

collection. 

83 inches bv 36 inches. 

685 Three Specimens of Old Japanese Leathers. 

Similar to 684, but with a ground of dark 
chocolate color. From the Asano collection. 

56 inches by 33 inches. 

686 Old Japanese Leather. 

Companion to the preceding. 

56 inches by 33 inches. 

687 Old Japanese Leather. 

Companion to the preceding. 

45 inches by 20 inches. 

688 Old Japanese Leather. 

Un-nan goat-skin in the style known as makiye 
de gawa, painted in silver and colored lacquer, 
in designs of birds among berries of the nan ten 
vine. . From the Asano collection. 
Greatest measurements, 36 inches by 31 inches. 
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689 Two Specimens of Old Japanese Leather. 

Deerskin, ornamented in brown lacquer with 
large medallions bearing the butterfly crest of 
the famous Tairo family, which gave many 
rulers to Japan. From the Asano collection. 
Largest measurements 35 inches by 24 inches. 

40 inches by 26 inches. 

690 Old Japanese Leather. 

Bear skin in makiye de gawa style, with a de- 
sign of wild grapes and flowers in rich gold 
lacquer on black. Date, circa a.d. 1680. 
From the Agaya Genjuro collection. The 
Agaya family has been from the fifteenth cen- 
tury among the principal manufacturers of ar- 
tistic leathers in the chief seat of the industry, 
Himeji, in the province of Harima. These 
pieces were kept in the family as models from 
the date of their manufacture. 
Greatest measurements, 58 inches by 46 inches. 

691 Old Japanese Leather. 

Makiye de gawa style. The pattern is known 
as the " mirror pattern," representing the backs 
of circular metal mirrors. Gold lacquer, the 
interstices spotted with silver lacquer. From 
the Agaya collection. 

52 inches by 49 inches. 

692 Old Japanese Leather. 

Makiye de gawa style. The pattern known 
as kara botan, or Hindoo peony pattern, is 
printed in gold and silver lacquers on a grained 
skin of rich chocolate color. From the Agaya 
collection. 
Greatest measurements, 56 inches by 52 inches. 

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693 Old Japanese Leather. 

Makiye de gawa style. Mirror pattern in 
gold and silver lacquer on dark chocolate 
ground. 
Greatest measurements, 50 inches by 42 inches. 

694 Old Japanese Leather. 

Decorated with various crests in gold lacquer 
on a grained skin of very dark chocolate color. 
Date, circa a.d. 1720. 
Greatest measurements, 50 inches by 42 inches. 

695 Old Japanese Leather. 

With various crests in gold lacquer on chest- 
nut colored ground. 
Greatest measurements, 50 inches by 42 inches. 

696 Old Japanese Leather. 

Marbled with gold leaf on a ground of dark 

chocolate-colored lacquer. From the Makino 

collection. 

22 inches by 27 /£ inches. 

697 Old Himeji Leather Mat. 

Centre of mat dull yellowish-brown ground, 
with design of kara-ko figures. Border reddish 
brown, with crest design of peony and lion. 
Length, 1S% feet ; width, 11 feet. 

698 Large Panel. 

Himeji leather. Design of peacock, peahen, 
camelia and cherry tree in flower. The back- 
ground is of dull gold on a grained skin. 
In the foreground are violets, dandelions and 
other flowers. Circa a.d. 1700. Himeji leather, 

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as already intimated, was one of the most 
artistic products of old Japan. Pieces like this 
and the following numbers were specially made 
as presents to the daimio whose trade the manu- 
facturers desired to secure. Model specimen 
from Agaya Genjuro collection of Himeji. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

699 Large Panel. 

Himeji leather. Lion and peony design in 
colors on a ground of dull gold. Circa a.d. 
1700. Model specimen from Agaya collection. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

700 Large Panel. 

Himeji leather. Tiger and bamboo design 
in colors on a ground of dull gold. Circa a.d. 
1700. Model specimen from Agaya collection, 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

701 Large Panel. 

Himeji leather. Design of pheasants and 
cherry tree. Circa a.d. 1750. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

702 Large Panel. 

Himeji leather. Design of cats watching 
butterflies among poppy plants in flower. Circa 
a.d. 1720. From Agaya collection. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

703 Pair of Large Panels. 

Himeji leather. Design of fish swimming 
among iris and water plants, with a landscape 
in the distance. Circa a.d. 1720. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

704 Large Panel. 

Himeji leather. Design of deer and monkeys 
in a persimmon tree. Circa a.d. 1720. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 
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Himeji leather. Design of wild ducks alight- 
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706 Pair of Large Panels. 

Himeji leather. Design of storks with chrys- 
anthemums and other flowers. Circa a.d. 1720. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

707 Large Panel. 

Himeji leather. Tiger and bamboo design. 

Date, 1720. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

708 Pair of Large Panels. 

Himeji leather. Design of cock and hen 
with brood of chickens, and sparrows flying 
among plum branches. Circa a.d. 1720. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

709" Large Panel. 

Himeji leather. Design of a peacock and 
camelia flowers. Date, circa 1720. 

74 inches by 36 inches. 

710 Figure of Kwanuon. 

Seated on a lotus. Bronze inlaid with gold 
and precious stones. A present from the Grand 
Lama of Thibet to the Chinese Emperor. It 
became part of the spoils of war on the entry of 
the allies into the Forbidden City during the 
late Boxer rebellion. Dates probably from the 
time of the early Ming emperors. Has elabor- 
ately carved teakwood stand. 

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OLD BRASSES AND OTHER METAL WORKS 

711 Pair of Bronze Buddhist Lions. 

Eed coated, with cloud-shaped reserves show- 
ing the color of the bronze. The bases are 
ornamented in front with an oblong design of 
dragons and lions damascened in gold. From 
a Buddhist temple near Chiba, Shimosa. 
Brought from China by a Buddhist pilgrim. 
Dates from the Ming period. 

Height, 20 inches. 

712 Chinese Bronze Temple Jar. 

Heavy fire gilt. Stand and cover repousse 
in high relief, with raised ornamentation of 
medallions and lions' heads studded with precious 
stones. Conventional border repousse and like- 
wise studded with precious stones. Eleventh 

century. 

Height, 15 inches. 

713 Pair of Temple Candlesticks. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Decorations of lotus 

flowers and leaves, ornamented with cloisonne 

enamel and set with precious stones. Eleventh 

century. 

Height, 9 inches. 

714 Large Temple Lamp, 

Gold-surfaced bronze. Body pierced in a scroll 
pattern, with a panel bearing the Tokugawa 
crest ; base' and top in the form of lotus leaves 
surmounted by a stork. On an elaborately 
carved stand of Satsuma fir-tree wood. 
Lantern, height, 48 inches; stand, height, 42 inches. 

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715 Pair of Keman. 

Gold-surfaced brass. From the Shiba temple, 
the mausoleum of the second Tokugawa ruler, 
Iyemitsu. The keman are of heavy metal, 
with chiselled figures of Kwannon among lotus 
flowers on both sides, in almost full relief. The 
hanging chains, or yoraku, are of lotus design, in 
chiselled brass, and beads of turquoise. Usually 
these temple ornaments are of thin brass, 
hammered and pierced, and theirhanging chains 
of glass beads. Their origin is from a curious 
custom of early Hindoo Buddhism. Ladies of 
rank were accustomed to present to the temple, 
as ex-votos, their jewelled coiffures ; but in time 
these keman wrought of metal and beads were 
substituted for them. The knot in the keman 
stands for the knot of silk which tied the hair; 
the flowers on either side of it, for those worn as 
part of the headdress ; and the hanging strings 
of beads, for the strings of jewels pendant at 
either side of the head. These are two of the 
three keman which hung in the inner temple 
above the famous gold-lacquer tomb, and wirich 
were stolen during the Revolution. Highest 
art in brass work of early Tokugawa era. Date, 
a.d. 1630. (See Prefatory Notes.) 

Length, 30 inches ; width, 14 inches. 

710 Pair of Keman. 

Pierced gold-surfaced brass. The knot in 

hammered work in relief, the pendant chains on 

each side entirely of pierced metal. Imperial 

crest of chrysanthemum in centre. Date, 1650. 

Length, 33 inches. 
717 Pair of Keman . 

Gold-surfaced brass. Perforated with a de- 
sign of hasukarakusa, or lotus ivy. Pendant 

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ornament of metal and beads. Inscription, 

Myogenji. Date, 1665. 

Length, 25 inches. 

718 Pair of Temple Banners. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Finely chased with floral 

design on the square frames of round crests. 

Pendant ornament of metal and beads. Date, 

circa 1550. 

Length, 36 inches. 

71£ Keman. 

Gold-surfaced brass. The design of lotus in 
relief in hammered and pierced work, the pen- 
dant chains of pierced metal. Date, 1650. 

Length, 32 inches. 

720 Old Keman. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Pendant ornaments of 
metal and beads. The panels are inlaid on both 
sides with Kwannon figures and lotus flowers. 
Height, 18 inches ; width, 14 inches. 

721 Elaborate Brass Temple Lantern. 

Shape of a pagoda. Four images of deities 
in full relief, with strings of bells attached to 
the roof. 

722 Brass Temple Lantern. 

Design of pierced work and strings of bells. 

723 Elaborate Temple Lantern. 

Companion to the preceding. 

724 Pair of Temple Banners. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Carved in shippo pat- 
tern, and ornamented with the kiri, dragon and 
lotus in relief. These banners, hanging to the 
temple pillars, represent those used in proces- 
sions in honor of Buddha. 

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725 Pair of Large Temple Banners. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Chased designs of chrys- 
anthemum and lotus decoration. 

Length, 59 inches. 

726 Pair of Temple Banners. 

Gold-surfaced brass. Chased design of chrys- 
anthemum and lotus. 

Length, 38 inches. 



RARE AND IMPORTANT PAINTINGS BY KANEOKA 
AND OTHER EARLY BUDDHIST ARTISTS 

727 Painted Panel. 

From the door of a shrine. Representing 
Amida Buddha in glory, standing on the mystic 
lotus in the clouds, in the attitude of benedic- 
tion. The flesh parts are in dull gold, the 
drapery in dull purple, covered with minutely 
wrought patterns in gold. On the blue-gray 
background are wavy lines in gold, radiating 
from the Buddha. At his feet is a small figure 
of a Buddhist priest in prayer. By Kaneoka 
Kose. 

728 Painted Panel. 

From the door of a shrine. Representing 
Jizo, the Protector of Pilgrims. He holds in 
the right hand a priest's staff, and in the left 
the jewel of the soul. He is seated on an elab- 
orately decorated lotus throne. The flesh parts 
are white, the drapery in colors and gold. 
Below, in an attitude of adoration, is Kwannon, 
in the masculine form, standing on a lotus 

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among the clouds, and holding a jewelled lotus 
pod. The flesh parts are in gold, the drapery 
in dull purple, minutely patterned in gold. By 
Kaneoka Kose. 

729 Painted Panel. 

From the door of a shrine. Representing 
Daisho Fudo, the Averter of Evil, seated on an 
elaborately decorated throne, wrapped in flames, 
holding the cord to bind and the sword to 
smite eyil spirits. The flesh parts are black, 
the drapery in colors and gold. Below, in an 
attitude of adoration, is Dai Seishi, in the mas- 
culine form, standing on the lotus among the 
clouds. The flesh parts are in dull gold, the 
drapery in dull purple, minutely patterned in 
gold. By Kaneoka Kose. 

Note. — The three paintings just described formed the 
panels of a door of a Buddhist shrine in the 
Shinto temple of Otokoyama Hachiman, in the 
province of Yamashiro, where occurred one of 
the most important battles of the Japanese 
revolutionary war, A. d. 1868. Owing to the 
decree against the union of the Buddhist and 
Shinto cults, issued soon after the close of the 
war, these magnificent paintings were torn 
from their place in the temple, but were happily 
preserved by an enlightened collector of the 
neighboring province of Yamato, Mr. J. Nishi- 
mura, from whose celebrated collection they 
have come into the hands of the present owner. 
The extreme rarity of Kaneoka's works makes 
it desirable to say that the ascription of these 
paintings to his brush is not a mere assumption 
of the present owner. They were among the 

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most notable treasures of the Otokoyama tem- 
ple. The expressive grace of the figures, the 
marvellous precision of drawing in the orna- 
ments, and the delicacy and effectiveness of the 
line modelling are known as the chief charac- 
teristics of the works of the greatest of Japanese 
religious painters. The painting is executed on 
a heavy Chinese silk canvas known to collectors 
as the product of the early days of the Sung 
dynasty. This is backed with old manuscripts 
of several periods, some relating to Buddhist 
medical practice, others containing poems on 
Otokoyama, and commentaries on the Bud- 
dhist scriptures. 

Owing to the rare good fortune which led to 
the utilization of the ancient rolls to decorate 
the panels of a shrine, the paintings are now in 
an uncommonly good state of preservation after 
the lapse of a thousand years. (See Prefatory 
Xotes for a further account of Kaneoka and 
Buddhist art in general.) 

730 Buddhist Scroll. 

Mounted as a panel for the decoration of a 
room. The figure represents the Shinto god- 
dess of the Sun, Amaterasu, adopted into the 
. Buddhist creed under the name of Nitten. She 
holds a lotus stalk and flower, which bears the 
red disk of the sun with the "golden crow/' 
famous in the early legends of * the Kojiki.* 
The drapery is in lively colors, the flesh pink. 
Around the head is a halo with flames. By an 
artist of the Takuma family. Early twelfth 
century, a.d. 

* The Bible of the Shinto faith. Translated into English by 
Professor Chamberlain. 

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731 Buddhist Scroll. 

Mounted as a panel. The figure represents 
the goddess of the Moon, Getten, from whose 
one thousand intelligences the sages derive in- 
spiration. She holds a bowl of cherry blossoms, 
which supports the white disk of the moon, 
with the white rabbit which the Japanese fancy 
they see in it. The flesh is whiter than that of 
the Sun goddess, and the colors of the drapery 
more subdued. By an artist of the Takuma 
family. Early thirteenth century a.d. 

732 Buddhist Scroll. 

Mounted as a panel. The figure represents the 
Shinto Spirit of the Storm, Susanoo, as adopted 
by Chinese Buddhism under the name of Futen. 
He holds a banner blown by the wind, as is also 
his drapery and the flames of the halo encir- 
cling his head. By an artist of the Takuma 
family. Early thirteenth century, a.d. 

733 Buddhist Scroll. 

Mounted as a panel. The figure represents 
Bonten, the four-headed ruler of' the universe. 
In Buddhist symbolism the four heads symbolize 
the four quarters of the world. She holds a 
sceptre and lotus stalk. By an artist of the 
Takuma family. Early thirteenth century a.d. 

The four panels just described come from a 
Buddhist temple of Hiroshima, in the province 
of Aki, on the Inland Sea of Japan. 

734 A Court Lady. 

She is shown half length, of the size of life, 
leaning slightly forward, holding in her right 
hand a sprig of pear blossoms. The flesh parts 

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are delicately modelled, the folds of the drapery 
indicated by heavy lines in India ink. By 
Sessai. Circa, a.d. 1780. 

In studying this group of Japanese paintings 
it is well to observe the progressive steps of 
the change from the most ancient to the mod- 
ern style, shown in the flat tints and extremely 
delicate line work of the earliest paintings, and 
the heavy lines and effect of relief in the modern. 

OLD CHINESE AND JAPANESE PAINTINGS ON 

BAMBOO 

735 Goten Sudari, or Palace Window Blind. 

Of painted bamboo. An emperor of the 
Sung dynasty of China, with his attendant. 
The emperor wears the imperial "cloud " cap, 
and bears a sceptre of vari-colored jade. By a 
Chinese artist of the Ming period. From the 
Imperial Palace, Pekin. 

736 Goten Sudari, or Palace Window Blind. 

Of painted bamboo. An emperor of the 
Sung, with his minister, his children and their 
preceptor. The latter holds the younger of the 
two children on the back of a tame deer, while 
the older boy amuses his baby brother by ring- 
ing a bell. By a Chinese artist of the Ming 
period. From the Imperial Pnlace, Pekin. 

This charming bit of genre has a breadth of 
effect and a surprising richness of color which 
must place it among the best original works of 
the Ming period. Allowance made for certain 
conventionalities of drawing, the variety and 
the naturalness of the expressions, and the 

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movements of the figures, and the judgment 
shown in the composition, prove it to be the 
work of no ordinary artist. We may obtain 
through these sudari some better insight into 
the great art of China than can be afforded by 
the decorated porcelains, almost invariably the 
work of inferior artists or copyists. 

737 Oblong Sudari. 

Painted birds, branches and rock on a red 
ground. From the Imperial Palace at Pekin. 

738 Sudari. 

Painted birds, rocks, peonies and other flow- 
ers. Chinese. 

739 Sudari. 

Painted birds and rock. Similar to the fore- 
going. Chinese. 

740 Oblong Sudari. 

Painted bird, flowers, vase and other em- 
blems, on a red ground. From the Imperial 
Palace at Pekin. 

741 Sudari. 

Painted Japanese No dancer in colors and 
gold. Modern Japanese. 

742 Sudari. 

Painted pigeon and maple branches. Jap- 
anese. 

743 Sudari. 

Painted pigeon and camelia branches. Jap- 
anese. 

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745 Old Chinese Carved Box. 

Form of basket with long handle. Various 
floral designs carved in relief, and inlaid with 
old gold leather. 

Height, 18 inches. 

746 Fine Old Japanese Cabinet. 

Inlaid with antique carvings, colored green 
and red, and for the rest covered w 7 ith old 
Japanese embossed leather in gold and colors. 
Doors, which are inlaid with carvings and 
leather, are worthy of note. With richly carved 
stand, coated with gold lacquer. 

Height, 62 inches ; width, 38 inches. 

747 Remarkable Japanese Andon, or Standing Lamp. 

The shades for the lamp are of silk gauze, 
the frame covered with old Japanese leather, 
and the base inlaid with mother-of-pearl. 

Height, 28 inches. 

748 Pair of Old Temple Panels. 

Covered with old Japanese leather, on which 
is applied carvings of the Spirits of Wind and 
Thunder. On the leathers is painted a group 
of rakan, or Buddhist saints, performing mira- 
cles. 

Height, 71 inches ; width, 30 iuches. 

749 Old Panel of Satsuma Cedar. 

Bird and willow tree carved in relief. Leather 
applied. 

Height, 67 inches ; width, 33 inches. 

750 Panel. 

Of Satsuma cedar, painted with the subject 
of the Lady Tokiwa, mother of Yoshitsune, 

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Yoritomo and Yorinori, with her three children 
in the storm ; a famous episode in Japanese 
history. The lady is dressed in blue. By 
Kosetsu, contemporary of Okio. Circa a.d. 
1780. From the castle of Hiroshima. 

Height, 68 inches ; width, 34 inches. 

751 Table Screen. 

In twelve folds. Of carved lacquer in various 
colors and gold. The design represents the 
Chinese fairyland, located by the poets in the 
mountains which separate China from Thibet. 
Hsi Wang Mu, the fairy queen, is shown hold- 
ing court in a rocky wilderness. By a Chinese 
artist of circa a.d. 1650. From the Imperial 
Palace at Pekin, part of the spoil taken by the 
Japanese army during the late Boxer rebellion. 
Height, 29 inches ; width of each panel, 6 inches. 

752 Pair of Chinese Court Fans. 

With long handles covered with gilt leather, 
the flaps of carved wood. 

Length, 64 inches. 

753 Old Temple Screen. . 

In the form of a torii, or temple gateway. 
The background is of old Dutch leather on 
which in relief are Buddhist emblems, the ele- 
phant with shrine, Chinese sceptre, gong and 
water-pots. The supports are carved in the 
form of elephants' heads. From the temple of 
Shoshagen in Harima. The caparison of the 
elephant is inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tor- 
quoises. Attributed to Eitsuo, famous for in- 
laid work. Circa a.d. 1750. 

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754 Unique Folding Chair. 

Elaborately carved oak. Decorated leather 
seat and back. From Koya temjde, province 
of Kii. Date, circa a.d. 1500. 

Height, 55 inches. 

755 Old Leather-covered Cabinet. 

With doors of four panels. Inside of the 
cabinet, designs of lotus plants and Buddhist 
deities on clouds are portrayed in gold lacquers. 
With elaborately carved stand. 

Height, 54 inches ; width, 27 inches. 

75G Circular Medallion. 

Carved a jour, with the Spirit of Thunder 
beating his drum among the clouds. By Hida 
Takumi. Circa a.d. 1080. 

757 Pair of Old Temple Shrine Panels. 

Flying pheasant in soft green tone. Date, 
1680. 

Length, 22 inches; width, 7 inches. 

758 Three Ancient Corean Carvings. 

In low relief. Very richly colored in gold, 
blue and red. Captured by Kiomasa, Hide- 
oshi's general in command of his army invad- 
ing Corea. These carvings were long preserved 
in the castle of Kumamoto. The subjects are 
the five-clawed dragon in clouds and the pre- 
cious stone symbolizing the jewel of the soul. 
Kumamoto castle was destroved during the 
Saigo rebellion of 1877. The panels came into 
the possession of Togiya, an art collector of 
that city, from whose collection they passed to 
the present owner. 

Length, 106 inches; width, 12>o inches. 
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759 Ancient Corean Carving. 

Companion to the preceding. 

Length, 68 inches ; width, 13 inches. 

760 Old Palace Wall Carving. 

Narrow upright panel. Design, lotus in blos- 
som, with stork standing beneath the shelter of 
its broad leaves. Delightfully tinted. Date, 
1720. 

Height, 39 inches ; width, 9% inches. 

761 Cabinet Finished in Gold Lacquer. 

The doors are lined within in old brocade. 
The exterior frieze is carved with plum blossoms 
and peonies painted the natural colors. The 
upper panels of the doors are carved with 
plums, the lower with the kiri crest, assumed 
by Hideyoshi ; the open panels between, barred 
with slender wooden rods, like a bird-cage. 
From Hideyoshi's palace of Momoyama (Peach 
Mountain), near Kip to. 

Height, 48 inches ; width, 44 inches. 

762 Panel of Carved, Gilt and Painted Wood. 

The subject is a pair of pheasants in a bamboo 
grove. The pheasant is the symbol of affection 
in Japanese poetry. The frame, in the shape 
of a Chinese fan, is covered with gold lacquer. 
The carving is in full relief, showing front and 
back, and the subject is broadly treated, but 
with consummate knowledge of the action and 
the forms of the birds. Of the colors used, the 
peculiar green of the foliage, called " honoros- 
kusho" in Japanese, is no longer produced in 
Japan or China. 

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This panel and the two following are from 
the celebrated palace of Momoyama, built for 
Hideyoshi, and are the work of the first great 
carvers of the Jinguro family, from designs 
furnished by Eitoku, who finished the work by 
the application of gold and colors. 

Height, 193^ inches; width, 25}4 inches. 

763 Panel of Carved, Gilt and Painted Wood. 

In the shape of a Chinese fan. The subject 
is a pair of hahacho (the laughing bird, fre- 
quently painted by artists of the Toso and Kano 
schools). The picturesque curves of the plum 
branches are characteristic of Eitoku's design. 
Carved by Jinguro I. Designed and painted by 
Eitoku. From the Momoyama palace. 

Height, 23 inches ; width, 29 inches. 

764 Panel. 

Of carved gilt and painted wood in the shape 
of a Chinese fan. The subject is a pair of 
yamadori (mountain birds, celebrated in the 
ancient poems of the Manyoshiu). The birds 
are resting among pine branches. The trees 
represented in these panels occur together con- 
tinually in Japanese design and poetry. The 
bamboo stands for uprightness ; the plum for 
fortitude, because it flowers under the snow, 
and the pine for fidelity, because of its evergreen 
foliage. Carved by Jinguro I. Designed and 
painted by Eitoku. From the Momoyama 
palace. 

Height 23 }4 inches ; width, 29 inches. 

765 Large Temple Ramma. 

Pale green lattice work, inlaid with carved 
panel of sleeping cat among peony flowers. 

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This* remarkable carving was formerly oyer the 
threshold of the inner temple of Akiwa, in prov- 
ince of Totomi, which was partially destroyed by 
fire in 1774, and came into the possession of the 
ancestor of the collector. Ascribed to the 
sculptor Jinguro, with whose celebrated sleeping 
cat at Nikko it bears comparison. 

Length, 68 inches; width, 25 inches. 

766 Panel. 

Of Satsuma cedar painted with a pine branch 

covered with lichens. Bv Eitoku, circa a.d. 

1520. From the part of the Kijio palace at 

Kioto destroyed in a conflagration a.d. 1868. 

Height, 69 inches ; width, 57% inches. 

767 Old Momoyama Carving. 

A clover -leaf panel. Ting Shun saving his 
mother's life from tigers. Magnificent tone of 
color. Date, 1400. 

Height, 18 inches ; width, 22 inches. 

768 Four Door Panels. 

Of dark-colored Satsuma cedar painted with a 
garden of chrysanthemums white and red, sup- 
ported by bamboos. By Oguri Sotan, teacher 
of Motonobu. Circa a.d. 1430. From a Budd- 
hist temple of Sakai, in the province of Idzumi. 
Height, 69 inches ; width, 29 inches. 

769 Pair of Panels. 

Of fir-tree wood painted with hollyhocks, 
and ducks on a rock. By Sotatsu. Date, circa 
a.d. 1650, 

Height, 69 inches; width, 35 inches. 
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770 Pair of Old Sliding Panels. 

Jris flowers painted with lacquer. Ascribed 
to Korin. Date, circa 1G8<». 

Height, 20 inches ; width, 29 inches. 

771 Large Ramma. 

Carved a jour and in relief with a design 
of birds-of-paradise among the blossoms 
of a plum tree which bends over a running 
stream. The flowers are colored pink, the 
birds pink, blue and green. 

Length, 69 inches ; height, 20 inches. 

772 Old Lattice-work Ramma. 

Carved with the story of the three good 
monkeys, illustrating the Buddhist precept, 
"Thou shalt not speak, see or hear evil/' 
Came from same temple as above. 

Length, 42 inches ; width, 19% inches. 

AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, 

Managers. 

Thomas E. Ktrby, Auctioneer. 



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